Dr Rob Hicks is one of the UK’s most popular and well-known media-doctors, combining a committed medical practice with radio and television broadcasts as well as contributing regularly to medical columns in the press.
He is a practising doctor who works in general practice and in a hospital sexual health clinic. For many years he ran a ‘Men Only’ clinic in general practice.
Rob appears regularly on Sky TV’s talk programme The Chrissy B Show and often appears on ITV's This Morning, Sky News, Channel 5 News, and British Forces Broadcasting Service TV News. Other recent television appearances include 50 Shocking Facts About Diet and Exercise, and the documentary, William and Kate: Baby Makes Three (both for Channel 5), and BBC 1 health special, Long Live Britain, where he was filmed in consultation with patients as part of the UK’s biggest ever health screening. He is also a regular voice on radio often being heard on BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC.
Behind the scenes, Rob is a medical consultant and contributor to NHS Choices and Boots WebMD websites. He is a highly respected media and communications trainer and medical adviser to the award-winning BBC1 television drama series Doctors, and was the medical adviser to the BBC2 series Grow Your Own Drugs and Sky Living's diet show ‘Bigger than…’.
A prolific health writer and medical journalist, Rob contributes to the People and Daily Mail newspapers, the Mail on Sunday’s ‘You’ magazine, and Prima Baby magazine. He has also written three books – Control your blood pressure, Beat your allergies, and his most recent, Old-Fashioned Remedies - From Arsenic to Gin. He also contributed to a special NSPCC children’s book ‘Does My Goldfish know Who I Am?: and hundreds more Big Questions from Little People answered by experts’.
As a celebrity doctor Rob is an entertaining and popular speaker for consumer, professional and corporate audiences. He has presented a number of corporate films and is regularly in demand as a spokesperson for health campaigns, working with many major pharmaceutical and commercial brands.
When he’s not being a GP, Rob is passionate about being a dad, and enjoys singing/songwriting and playing keyboards in a rock/pop band; he also loves cycling, driving and cars.