GP communication expert
Dr Roger Neighbour (OBE MA DSc FRCP FRACGP FRCGP) qualified in 1971 from King’s College, Cambridge, and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. After vocational training in Watford, he was a principal in general practice in Abbot’s Langley, Hertfordshire, until 2003.
Roger’s professional interests have been in psychological medicine, consultation skills and medical education. He is the author of The Inner Consultation (1987), The Inner Apprentice (1992), and The Inner Physician (2016).
He became an examiner for the MRCGP in 1984, and was Convenor of the Panel of Examiners from 1997 to 2002. In 2003 he was elected President of the RCGP for a three-year term.
Now retired from clinical practice, Roger lectures and teaches widely in the UK and abroad on consulting skills and general practice. In 2011 he was made an OBE for services to medical education.
Roger has been a practising Zen Buddhist since his 20s, and hopes to get the hang of it soon. He plays the violin to semi-professional standard, and has a passion for the music of Schubert, about whom he has published a controversial theory. He has a second home in Granville, Normandy.