Doctor and writer

Doctor

I’m an experienced general practitioner, a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP). I qualified as a GP in 2002 and as well as ‘normal’ GP I have experience of delivering healthcare in the prison setting, out of hours, and in remote locations. I was a medical officer in the British Army until 2004 serving in Germany, Bosnia, and Brunei.

Editor

I am the Deputy Editor of the British Journal of General Practice° and Editor of BJGP Open°. I was the Editor-in-Chief of the Harm Reduction Journal° before leaving to concentrate on the BJGP. These are respected academic journals with strong identities and I am enthusiastic about the importance of communicating science effectively and compassionately.

Educator

I am the Director of Primary Care Academic Teaching at Lancaster Medical School. I’m also the Director of Fitness to Practise. I’ve been involved with the Medical School since its inception in 2006 and I have an important role in ensuring students receive a thorough grounding in primary care.

Specialist

I have extensive experience, as a clinician, in managing people who use substances. Whether it is injecting drugs, alcohol dependence or using the latest novel psychoactive substances I understand how to help deliver care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Freelance Writer

I’ve written extensively for academic and professional publications. I continue to write non-fiction and fiction across a whole range of topics and genres. Click through for more about my books The Healthy Writer° and GP Wellbeing: Combatting Burnout in General Practice.° And, check out my blog on this site for my scribblings° on just about any topic.

Podcaster

I produce and host a podcast, Blokeology, which is all about healthy skepticism and an evidence-based life. Head over to www.blokeology.io° for more on that.