Simon joined the practice in May 2000. He studied at Bristol University Medical School and trained as a GP in Bedminster Down. He is particularly interested in the treatment of mental health problems and is also involved in teaching medical students.
He is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys going out and about with the family, watching Bristol City (not always enjoyable!) and running half and full marathons and cycling.
He is a freelance medical journalist and has been a columnist for The Guardian and the Bristol Evening Post. He presented the BBC 3 TV series ‘Make Me a Baby’ and wrote the accompanying book. He has written five books on various health subjects ranging from conception and childbirth, quitting smoking and insomnia. His most recent book, published in January 2015, is Dementia for Dummies and you can see all his books online on his Amazon page.
His earlier book on dementia, ‘First Steps to Living with Dementia’ published in February 2013 has been chosen by the Reading Agency to be included on a list of books that are available on prescription from libraries throughout England as part of their Reading Well project.
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