Dr Nick Summerton

GP, author and independent consultant


Dr Nick Summerton is a GP, public health physician & writer. In 1989 he took over a single-handed practice and has subsequently worked as the managing partner in two other rural practices. Last year he left his partnership at Driffield to join the Yorkshire Medical Chambers and to work as an independent consultant. In 2003 Nick gained a doctorate (DM) from the University of Oxford for his original clinical epidemiological research into primary care diagnostics. He continues to have a broad range of clinical interests but his major focus is now on diagnostics, AI, screening, prevention and greco-roman medicine.

Nick wrote his first book `Diagnosing Cancer in Primary Care` in 1999 and his fifth ‘Better Value Health Checks: A Practical Guide ‘ was Highly Commended at the 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards. He is now working on two further books `Should I Get Checked` and `Greco-Roman Medicine & What It Can Teach Us Today`.

Outside of medicine Nick is a regular walker and roman historian. He writes for `Walk Magazine` and is also a keen – albeit very amateur – blacksmith.