GP, author and communications expert .
Dr Roger Neighbour was an undergraduate reading medicine at King’s College, Cambridge, when he opted for experimental psychology instead of the usual biochemistry, a choice which crucially shaped his subsequent career. He was a GP in Hertfordshire for 30 years, becoming a trainer and course organiser for the Watford VTS. He was an examiner for the MRCGP for many years, and Convenor of the Panel of Examiners from 1997 to 2003. From 2003 to 2006 he served as President of the RCGP. His books The Inner Consultation, The Inner Apprentice and The Inner Physician, deal with the relationships respectively between doctor and patient, trainer and trainee, and the doctor’s professional and private selves. Now retired from clinical practice, Roger continues to write, teach and lecture in the UK and worldwide on general practice and the consultation. He plays the violin to semi-professional standard, but golf very badly.