Dr Mary Lowth

Dr Mary Lowth

MA (Cantab), MB BChir, DFFP, DRCOG, PG Cert Med Ed, FRCGP

Qualified in 1988 (Cambridge), spent 20 years as a GP in Suffolk. Also a GP trainer, GP appraiser and Training Programme Director.
Medicolegal GP with Freedom from Torture.
Clinical writer, novelist and journalist. I write on medicine, on medical ethics and on human rights.
MRCGP Examiner and Clinical Casewriter 2007-17.
International Development Advisor for MRCGP(Int) Brunei 2011-15.

Recent articles

Swollen Eyelid Health Information

A swollen eyelid is a very common symptom, and is usually due to allergy, inflammation, infection or injury. The skin of your eyelid is less than 1 mm thick but it is …

Migraine Triggered by Periods Health Information

Migraine attacks (episodes) are often triggered by periods. Treatment of each migraine attack is no different than usual. However, there are treatments (detailed below) …

How many children should you have?

How many children should you have? Feature

It is sometimes said that both large families and small ones feel sorry for one another. There's some truth in this. But is it better to have one child and focus all of …

Motion Sickness (Travel Sickness) Health Information

Motion sickness (travel sickness) is common, especially in children. It is caused by repeated unusual movements during travelling, which send strong (sometimes …

Will having a child affect my career?

Will having a child affect my career? Feature

Having a child shouldn't have to affect your career, but it often does. Over the last few decades, particularly since The Equality Act of 2010 , the general situation …