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.

Mark is the medical correspondent at The Times, a columnist for Saga Magazine and has worked for the BBC since 1992, including anchoring Radio 4’s flagship medical series – Case Notes and Inside Health – for the last 2 decades. He was appointed MBE for services to healthcare in 2005, 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.

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.

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.

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.