Margaret McCartney is a GP in Glasgow, and has three children. She started writing for the press after being infuriated by an article in a newspaper which claimed that CT body screening was the way to stay well.
Since then she has written for most UK newspapers, as well as the British Medical Journal (BMJ), other magazines such as Vogue and Prospect, has had columns in the Guardian and the FT Weekend, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health.
She has won prizes from the Medical Journalists’ Association and the European School of Oncology, as well as the Healthwatch award.
She has a strong interest in evidence, professionalism, screening and risk. She blogs and tweets. Margaret is the author of Living with Dying and The Patient Paradox, she is currently working on her third book.