This blog is about what I do when I’m not being a medic. But, in case you want to know, I graduated from Cambridge where I studied medicine and my fellow students. It wasn’t a straight path from there to family practice because I spent years in hospital medicine. I’ve also worked at checkouts, typed manuscripts in Russian, walked dogs, and proof-read manuals on building dual-diesel engines.
One Night at The Jacaranda is my debut novel. It’s about a group of 30-somethings looking for love, and it’s laced with inside medical knowledge, just like my latest book Hampstead Fever (there’s more on the My books page). From time to time, I let my characters out and allow them to wander around this blog to see what other mischief they get up to.
At five, I wrote stories were about witches smoking in bed. These days I’m The Sun newspaper’s doctor, so I get to have my say on important health issues, from radiation spills to models hurting themselves as they stumble out of night-clubs.
Most of my books are on child health and parenting. My three sons filled in the gaps in my otherwise superb training, and made sure my books had some proper practical value.
I also see patients in the clinic, teach medical students at Imperial College Medical School, and pop up on TV and radio giving medical opinions on topical health issues.
Even better, I got married again in 2013. I love a happy ending.
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