Martin Scurr was educated at Stonyhurst College and Westminster Medical School. He commenced private practice in the centre of London, was the opening Medical Director of St John's Hospice at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, subsequently appointed as Physician to Westminster Cathedral taking responsibility for the care of many senior Catholic Clergy - leading to a lifetime commitment to the care of those leading religious lives, of whatever denomination. He was appointed Papal Doctor for the 1982 visit of Pope John Paul II. Following appointment as Chairman of the Independent Doctors Forum in 2003, he was appointed as medical columnist for the Daily Mail where he continues to be their Medical Correspondent. Dr Scurr is also Medical Advisor, Script Advisor, for the ITV light Entertainment series “Doc Martin”. The tenth series of this television programme is now in preparation, whilst Dr Scurr is affectionately known as “Doc Martin” amongst readers and viewers.
MRCS, MB BS, FRCGP, FRCP