Dr Rosemary Leonard is one of the highest profile doctors and health service professionals in the UK. She speaks and writes regularly on national television, radio and newspapers and was awarded an MBE for her services to healthcare in 2004. She is the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast, writes weekly columns for major broadsheets and is on the Board of the Health Protection Agency.
Dr Rosemary Leonard’s work as a consultant to national television, radio and newspapers makes her one of the country’s best-known doctors. She is an adept and engaging awards host and after dinner speaker.
Rosemary trained in medicine at Cambridge University and St Thomas Hospital Medical School and has since had an incredibly successful career. Rosemary is the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast, she writes a weekly page for the Daily Express and a also a weekly column for the Sunday Express Magazine. She is the medical editor and regular feature writer for Woman and Home magazine, and Tesco Healthy Living magazine. Her first book, "The Seven Ages of Woman", came out at the start of 2007, since she has written several highly acclaimed medical books, covering all kinds of issues from tales from the doctor’s surgery to the experience of menopause. Rosemary was awarded an M.B.E. for her services to healthcare in the New Year’s Honours List in 2004.
As a regular broadcaster, Rosemary’s depth of knowledge and ability to convey complex matters without lapsing into medical jargon have led to a wide variety of television and radio work. She makes regular contributions to the news output of the BBC, both on TV and radio, and has also been the regular medical expert on The Wright Stuff, and the evening news on Five. She co-presented a medical series for Sky Real Lives called The Secret Guide to Women's Health. She has also co-hosted Fighting Fit with the Eastenders, and Kick the Habit, on BBC1, as well as Why Me? and Call the Doctor on the Living Channel.
Rosemary also still practices as a doctor, working as a part-time GP partner in a busy practice in South London, where she has a special interest in women’s health. Working as both the national GP representative on the Committee on Safety of Medicines, as a member of the Human genetics Commission and as a non- executive Director of the Health protection Agency, she covers all ranges in medicine from the field to the board. She has also been appointed as a non-executive director of Sports Coaching UK.
In view of her extensive experience, she is often asked to present medical corporate videos, and take part in PR activities for drug companies etc.
Dr Rosemary Leonard is a consultant to national television, radio and newspapers and is one of the country’s best-known doctors. She is an adept and engaging awards host and after dinner speaker.