Dr Patricia Macnair


Dr Patricia Macnair MBChB MA

Dr Macnair has combined work as a Geriatrician with a career as a health journalist for over 20 years. She works part-time on the wards of a small hospital as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team that look after elderly people recovering from severe illness or recent major surgery.

For the rest of the week she is a freelance medical journalist and broadcaster, writing on a wide range of topics for both the public and for health professionals, in national magazines and papers, on the internet and on radio. She has a regular column in Yours magazine, contributes frequently to the BBC (especially the Health website) and has had numerous books published. She has also won several awards from The Medical Journalists Association, including Best Health Website 2011, Freelance Health Journalist (Runner-up) 2008 and Writing for the Web (Runner-up) 2002.