Dr Roger Henderson

senior GP and medical broadcaster


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 is now health columnist for the Spectator and appears regularly on the television, radio and online.

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 the UK Medical Director for Liva Healthcare(winner of ‘Health IT Firm of the Year’ at the Health Investor Awards, and ‘Health Tech Innovators of the Year – Europe’ at the 2019 Global Health & Pharma Awards) and is a judge for the national 2021 General Practice awards.

Speaker at Pulse LIVE Newcastle 2019, Pulse LIVE Glasgow 2019 and Pulse LIVE Virtual Festival 2020.

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