Biography

Dr Anita Sturnham currently works as a General Practitioner, combining NHS duties with Private Practice. Anita is the Doctor on The Alan Titchmarsh Show giving topical medical advice and diagnosing problems from the audience, live every Wednesday 3-4pm.

Anita trained and worked as a doctor in Bristol for ten years, before moving to London where she now works as a GP in the city.

She adopts a caring and empathetic approach to her work and feels privileged to be in a role where she can make a big difference to people’s lives.

As a GP, Anita has a wide range of specialisms. Within her practice, she’s the Clinical Lead for Dermatology, Diabetes, Drug and Substance Misuse, Sexual health and Travel medicine. She also holds Minor Surgery and Dermatology clinics twice a month.

Before becoming a GP she was a surgical trainee, having trained in Accident and Emergency medicine, Intensive Care, Paediatrician neo-natal intensive care, orthopaedics, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and colorectal surgery.

She also worked as a Psychiatric Senior Health Office in a secure mental health hospital unit in Taunton. Thanks to her specialist knowledge, Anita has been asked to contribute in a medical advisory role for print media and broadcast.

Anita has appeared live and online diagnosing medical complaints of the nation on Embarrassing Bodies ‘Live from the Clinic’ for Channel 4; she also took part in series 2 of Channel 4’s The Joy of Teen Sex. Anita has appeared on Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2011 for Channel 5 and was one of the specialists on Make Me Better for BBC1. Dr Anita
started as the Doctor on The Alan Titchmarsh Show in September 2013 and appears every week alongside the resident food nutritionist and cosmetic surgeon.

You may have seen Anita giving her opinion and appearing on various news items for local BBC and ITV news and radio stations, such as Kiss FM and BBC Bristol. Anita has also written articles and commentary for magazines and papers including: Woman’s Own Magazine, Bliss, Closer, and The Independent.