Dr Roger Henderson was born in 1960 and raised in Cumbria. He qualified as a doctor from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1985, and as a general practitioner in 1990.
He entered the media world in 1995, and within 2 years was the medical columnist for the Sunday Times. He now writes for the Times, Spectator and many other national publications, and appears regularly on the television, radio, online and on health podcasts.
He is a senior GP, recently retired from his long-standing position as the head of a 15,000-patient general practice where he was also a GP trainer, running his large main surgery and two branch surgeries including a University campsite. He now works as a sessional GP in order to concentrate on his health PR and media work.
He is a writer and presenter for GP notebook, and is a judge for the national 2022 General Practice awards.