Dr Hilary Jones is a GP, TV Presenter, Medical Broadcaster, Author and Public Speaker.
Dr Hilary qualified in 1976 at The Royal Free Hospital in London having studied art subjects at A Level then converting to a six 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.
He became a Principal in General Practice and a GP Trainer in the early 1980’s. He also worked as a Senior House Officer in Opthalmology before entering General Practice assisting in Glaucoma and Cataract extraction procedures and learning the science of refraction.
He then 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 Jones 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 is now the Health Editor for ITV’s Breakfast television.