Dr.Mark Porter

Dr. Mark Porter is an NHS GP and award winning journalist. He spends half his week working as a GP partner in rural Gloucestershire, and the rest investigating and reporting on the latest developments in medicine.

Dr. Mark currently anchors BBC Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health, is the medical correspondent at The Times, and is a columnist for Saga Magazine. He has been appointed MBE for services to healthcare, and recently received the Healthwatch-UK Award for his contribution to public understanding of evidence based medicine. Find out more about Dr. Mark or read some of his blog posts.

NHS practice

Dr. Mark is a halftime NHS GP principal at Culverhay Surgery in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, a practice providing NHS services to 6000 patients.

Inside Health

Dr. Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice each week on Radio 4.

The Times

Mark has been the medical correspondent for The Times since 2009, where he analyses the latest health news in his award winning weekly column.

Saga Magazine

Saga readers set the agenda in Mark’s monthly column, which provides insight into the latest thinking on everything from itchy skin, to statins and high blood pressure.

Meetings & Conferences

Mark is an experienced chair, moderator and meetings facilitator, from small boards to international congresses.

He’s known for his informal, relaxed manner and gentle but incisive interviewing.

Dr. Mark’s Blog

Opioids – 5 things everyone taking should know

Published courtesy of The Times where this article originally appeared in September 2019. Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted is an occupational hazard in medicine where the risks of an intervention may only become apparent many years later.  And the...

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A pragmatist’s guide to looking after your heart

You are only as old as your arteries. Much as we all like to look good on the outside, it’s the state of our circulation that will largely determine how long most of us live – and how enjoyable those extra years are.

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New NICE guidance on HRT – key changes (2015)

NICE has released its long awaited guidance on the use of hormone replacement therapy in women (HRT) and it includes a few changes that are likely to see more women being offered it / considering it. I have summarised some key points

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