Hilary Jones (doctor)

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Hilary Jones
Born
Hilary Robert Jones

(1953-06-19) 19 June 1953 (age 67)
Nationality English
Television GMTV
Lorraine
Dancing on Ice
Good Morning Britain
Spouse(s)
Anne Marie Vives
(m. 19771987)

Sarah Harvey
(m. 19902009)

Dee
(m. 2019)
Children5
Website www.drhilaryjones.com

Hilary Robert Jones [1] MBE (born 19 June 1953) [2] is an English general practitioner, presenter and writer on medical issues, known for his media appearances, most especially on television. He has written for News of the World (and The Sun on Sunday ) magazines.

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Medical career

Jones was born in Hammersmith, London. He attended Latymer Upper School before qualifying as a medical doctor at the Royal Free Hospital, London in 1976. [3] He then held various positions, including being the only medical officer on Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic in 1978. [3] Returning to the UK, he became a junior doctor at Basingstoke Hospital, [4] and from 1982, became a full-time Principal General Practitioner in the Basingstoke area. [3] Jones became a GP Trainer in 1987 [3] and still practises part-time as a National Health Service (NHS) general practitioner . [3]

Jones also works as a medical advisor for online clinic HealthExpress [5] where he features in a number of health advice videos as well as hosting live ‘Twitter Clinics.’ As part of these Twitter clinics, Jones offers tailor made information on a range of health related questions posed by the public. He is also actively involved in brand radio sessions, exhibitions and events.

Jones is also an ambassador for the Careline Service TeleCare24, contributes articles to their blog on health matters such as epilepsy, cancer and dementia on their Careline Blog. [6]

He is also a patron of The Meningitis Research Foundation, The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action [7] and has also supported other charities including: Alzheimer’s Society, The Stroke Association, Northern Lights Children’s Charity, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, British Heart Foundation , London's Air Ambulance Charity and Lucy Air Ambulance.

Dr. Jones joined London-based nutraceutical company MedTate as a non-executive director to support pharmacies across the United Kingdom. [8] He said: “I am delighted to be joining MedTate, as we share a passion to drive wellness in the UK, and in particular to work with pharmacists and creating a much bigger conversation with consumers about health wellness and individual responsibility.”

He joined forces with the charity WaterAid as he featured in a supportive film for WaterAid’s social media channels. [9]

Broadcasting career

Television

Jones became the TV-am doctor from May 1989 and has featured regularly on GMTV since 1993, where he was the health and medical advisor. [3] In 2010, GMTV was replaced by Daybreak and Lorraine , where Jones continued to work as Health Editor. In 2014, Daybreak was replaced by Good Morning Britain , with Jones transferring to the show. As part of this role, he reports on emerging medical news stories as well as informing the public about various medical problems such as weight issues, contraception, surgery and cancer. [10] Jones has been appearing on the programme throughout each morning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jones also co-presented The Health Show with Terry Wogan [3] and presented weekly social action programme Loud & Clear for three years for Meridian Television. [3] He appeared as a panelist on the 2002 docucomedy series Dave Gorman's Important Astrology Experiment .

Jones participated in the fifth series of Dancing on Ice , partnered with Alexandra Schauman, but was voted off on Valentine's Day after Danny Young was saved by the judges in the skate off.

In 2013, Jones appeared on The Chase Celebrity Special (series 3, episode 3). He and the other members of the team, including Charlotte Jackson, defeated "The Chaser", Paul Sinha, and won £100,000 for charity.

Radio

Jones has had a regular guest slot on Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 programme since 2000 discussing medical matters. [3]

Writing

Jones wrote a weekly column for the News of the World dealing with medical problems and health issues until the newspaper closed in July 2011. He also answered readers' health questions in the newspaper's Sunday Magazine. [3] He also answers readers' health problems in Rosemary Conley's Diet and Fitness magazine, and edits and contributes to his own magazine Family Healthcare with Dr Hilary Jones. [3]

Jones has also written a number of health related books. His first novel A Day In Your Life, published in August 2009, reached number six in the top ten hardback non-fiction bestseller list. [11]

A full list of Jones' written works can be found below:

Jones was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting, public health information and charity. [12]

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References

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