Dr Roger Henderson was born in 1960 and raised in Whitehaven, Cumbria. He qualified as a doctor from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1985 and as a general practitioner in 1990.
He decided to enter the media world in 1995, and within 2 years was the medical columnist for the Sunday Times. He now writes for the Spectator as well as many other national newspapers and magazines and appears regularly on the television, radio and internet.
He is a senior GP, recently retired from his long-standing position as the head of a 16,000-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 media work.
His books include 'Stress Beaters; 100 Proven Ways to Manage Stress', '100 ways to live to 100', 'Over 50 Men's Health Check', ‘Pregnancy for Dummies' and 'Dad's Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies'.
He is a popular lecturer on a wide range of health-related topics, sits on a number of health advisory boards both in the UK and globally, and has developed a reputation as highly respected chairman and moderator at health conferences around the world. 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). He is a member of the steering committee of the Primary Care and Community Neurology Society that helps spearhead the development of community neurology services, and is a consultant writer for the health website Healthily.
He is a judge for the national 2021 General Practice Awards to be held later this year.