Dr Rosemary Leonard

GP & Journalist


Rosemary has been the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast, and writes a weekly column for the Daily Express and Sunday Express Magazine. She is also the Medical editor and feature writer for Woman and Home magazine. She has written several books, including Doctor’s Notes : more incredible tales from a doctors surgery, which was published in 2016. Her latest Book Menopause: The Answers, is due to be published in February 2017.

As a regular broadcaster, Rosemary’s depth of knowledge and ability to put across complex matters without lapsing into medical jargon have led to a wide variety of television and radio work. She is still a practising doctor, working as the senior partner at a practice in south London. She has worked as the national GP representative on the Committee on Safety of Medicines, been a member of the Human genetics Commission and a non- executive Director of the Health protection Agency. She has just been appointed as a non-executive director of Sports Coaching UK.

She trained in medicine at Cambridge University, where she was awarded double first class honours. She was awarded an M.B.E. for her services to healthcare in 2004, and was awarded ‘Health Advice Columnist of the Year’ in 2016.