Since joining the BBC in the early nineties Dr Mark Porter has pursued an award winning career in journalism while still working as a GP at his busy NHS practice in the Cotswolds. He currently presents Radio 4's flagship medical series Inside Health, reports on medical issues for BBC1’s The One Show and is a columnist at The Times.
Mark spent 5 years working in hospital before moving into General Practice in 1990 where he still works today as a partner in a busy surgery in South Gloucestershire.
Mark's relaxed no nonsense approach has made him a popular choice for presenting live TV and radio shows - from BBC's Watchdog to C5's Doctor Doctor and for chairing large conferences and symposia. In the last year Mark has chaired meetings for key opinion leaders in subjects as diverse as the Microbiome, HIV and Malaria at congresses across the world including Europe, USA and Africa.
Mark, 50, was appointed MBE in 2005 for his services to medicine.
Mark joined The One Show team in September 2010 and is responsible for investigating and presenting health related stories. The programme – presented by Alex Jones, Matt Baker and Chris Evans – is broadcast every weekday evening and attracts over 4 million viewers.
Mark enjoys hosting award ceremonies, chairing conferences and facilitating meetings, across the UK and on the international circuit. His style is relaxed but assertive, and he has well earned reputation for incisive interviewing and for keeping to time. So far in 2016 he has chaired / moderated large conferences and symposia in the UK, Spain and Germany with audiences ranging from 500 – 6000 delegates. See below for an example of the sort of events he has worked at over the last few years.