Dr Hilary Jones has been a familiar face on our TV screens for more than 30 years as a GP and medical broadcaster, appearing on ITV alongside the likes of Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Kate Garraway and Lorraine Kelly.
He 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.
Dr Hilary became a Principal in General practice and a GP Trainer in the early 1980s 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.
Dr Hilary Jones was a regular contributor to the Steve Wright Show on Radio 2 for many years and also wrote for Fabulous magazine that is now the Sun on Sunday, Rosemary Conley magazine and News of the World. Dr Hilary Jones has appeared on a variety of TV quiz shows including The Chase, Pointless and Who Wants to be a Millionaire winning tens of thousands of pounds for the several charities he loyally supports.
Dr Hilary retained his position as the nation's doctor when GMTV was replaced by Daybreak and Lorraine in 2010 and when Daybreak became Good Morning Britain in 2014. His role became even more crucial amid the Coronavirus pandemic, when he appearing on the show every morning to keep the public updated with the latest medical advice.
Still working as a part-time GP, Dr Hilary remains a passionate advocate of medical education for all and exercise and humour as the best medicine of all.