Dr. Hilary Jones – Biography
Dr Hilary Jones qualified in 1976 at the Royal Free Hospital in London having studied Arts subjects to A level and then converting to a 6 year medical degree.
In 1979 he worked for a year as the single-handed medical officer on Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated inhabited island in the world. In 1981 he worked as a troubleshooting GP and emergency doctor for the oil industry at Sullom Voe in Shetland for Offshore Medical Support.
He became a Principal in General practice and a GP Trainer in the early 1980's and began presenting educational medical TV programmes for British Medical TV in 1986. Sky TV then adopted these programmes for their news bulletins soon after. In 1989 Dr Hilary joined the most successful TV breakfast station ever, TVAM. He and Lorraine Kelly were the first presenters to be signed up by GMTV when it won the breakfast franchise in 1993.
He has written several books including ‘Before You Call The Doctor, ‘What’s The Alternative?’, ‘Your Child’s Health’, ‘I’m Too Busy To Be Stressed’, ‘Total Well Being’ and ‘Natures Remedies’. His first novel, ‘What’s Up Doc?’ was published in August 2009.
He is a regular contributor to the Steve Wright Show on Radio 2 and also writes for Fabulous magazine, Rosemary Conley magazine and News of the World. Dr Hilary Jones is also the new health editor of breakfast television.
He is a proud Patron of many charities including
- The Meningitis Research Foundation
- Bliss (the premature baby charity)
- Diabetes UK and Meet-a-mum association
He practices as a part time GP in the NHS and also has a private practice in London.
He is a great believer in the health benefits of physical fitness and personally demonstrates this by taking part himself. In the past he has run in the New York Marathon, The Great North Run, and a swim across Lake Windermere.
At the end of October 2009 he ran in the Great South Run for the Alzhimer’s Society. Currently he is taking part in ITV’s Dancing on Ice, which he sees as a fantastic new challenge.
He has 5 children , the eldest of whom is also a doctor ………only considerably more intelligent and significantly better looking!