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Dr. Hilary Jones – born 19 June 1953 – is a general practitioner and also a television and radio presenter, and a writer on medical issues.

Medical career

Jones qualified as medical doctor at the Royal Free Hospital, London in 1976. He then held various positions, including from 1978 the only medical officer on Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic. Returning to the UK he became a junior doctor at Basingstoke Hospital, and from 1982 became a full-time Principal General Practitioner in the Basingstoke area. Jones became a GP Trainer in 1987 and still practises part-time as a NHS GP.

He is an ambassador of Bliss, the special care baby charity. On becoming an ambassador he said: “I am delighted to become a Bliss Ambassador. I know from personal experience just how valuable their work is in supporting our SCBUs and increasing the survival rate of premature and poorly babies.”
As an independent healthcare advisor, Dr. Hilary has been involved with various healthcare companies and promotions, including the Acorn Stairlifts ‘Choosing a Stairlift’ promotional campaign.

Broadcasting career

Jones became the TV-am doctor from May 1989, a position he has held since, on GMTV titled health and medical advisor, and on Daybreak with the title of Health Editor.

Jones co-presented The Health Show with Terry Wogan, and presented weekly social action programme Loud & Clear for three years for Meridian Television.

Jones has a regular guest slot on Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 programme, discussing medical matters.

Dancing on Ice
Dr Hilary participated in the 2010 Dancing on Ice series, partnered with Alexandra Schauman, but was voted off on Valentine’s Day after Danny Young was saved by the Judges in the skate off.


Jones used to write a weekly column for the defunct newspaper, News of the World dealing with medical problems and health issues. 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”.

Jones has written a number of books on health, and recorded supplementary relaxation tapes and health videos. In August 2009 Jones released the semi-autobiographical book, “What’s Up Doc?”

Twitter @DrHilaryJones

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