Dr Laurence Knott

Dr Laurence Knott

BSc (Hons) (Biochemistry), MB BS

Qualified 1973. 37 years experience in general practice. Medical author who has contributed to many lay and professional publications. Particularly interested in converting medical terminology into information comprehensive to non-medical readers. Clinical complaints adviser to the Medical Defence Union. External professional adviser to the Health Service Ombudsman. Extensive medicolegal practice specialising in clinical negligence. Listed on the National Crime Database, advising police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service on medicolegal aspects of criminal cases. Erstwhile GP medical adviser to the Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies charity, now member and ex-patient.

Recent articles

The best way to treat a herpes outbreak

The best way to treat a herpes outbreak Feature

A forum user posted that she had caught genital herpes from her new partner. She asked for advice about treating an outbreak and wanted to know if there was anything …

What causes a lump on the tongue?

What causes a lump on the tongue? Feature

A poster to our forums noticed a swelling under their tongue. The swelling developed a few days ago and was soft but firm. They thought it might be a swollen …

How to treat neck pain triggered by moving your head

How to treat neck pain triggered by moving your head Feature

Neck pains are a real pain in the neck. I guess mine started as a student and was caused by hours poring over medical textbooks. I've had it ever since. So when I read …

How to treat constipation and hard-to-pass stools

How to treat constipation and hard-to-pass stools Feature

It's amazing how stuck up (if you'll pardon the expression) we are in the UK about constipation . Come to think of it, we Brits are pretty reticent about all aspects …

Why do we cry?

Why do we cry? Resource

It was the poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox who wrote:  'Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.'  This aphorism is only partly true. Although laughing is …

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