Dr Rosemary Leonard
Fee band from £ 4000 - 7000
Dr. Rosemary Leonard’s work as a consultant to national television and newspapers makes her one of the country’s best-known doctors. She is the regular doctor on the Breakfast programme on BBC 1, and also writes a weekly page for the Daily Express and a weekly column in “S” magazine. She is the medical editor and regular feature writer for Woman and Home magazine, and Tesco’s Healthy Living magazine. Rosemary was awarded an M.B.E. for her services to healthcare in the New Year’s Honours List, 2004.
As a regular broadcaster, Rosemary’s depth of knowledge and ability to put across 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 Channel 5. She co-presented Fighting Fit with the Eastenders, and Kick the Habit, on BBC1, co-presented Why Me? and Call the Doctor on the Living Channel, and now she does the same thing as part of Anna Raeburn’s show on LBC.
She has more than 12 years experience working on the national press, first at The Sun, then the Daily Mail, and is used to providing instant expert comments on news stories and matters of medical interest.
Rosemary is still very much a practicing doctor, working as a full time GP partner in a busy practice in South London, where she has a special interest in women’s health. She has just completed four years as the GP representative on the Committee on Safety of Medicines, the national body licensing all medicines in the UK and has now been appointed as a member of the Human Genetics Commission.
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.
Rosemary trained in medicine at Cambridge University and St Thomas Hospital Medical School.