dr alex george, tv's newest doctor, breaks down the barriers on health issues affecting young people.
Growing up in a small town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, Alex George decided he wanted to be a doctor aged 12 years old after being inspired by A&E documentaries on TV. From then on, Alex worked hard throughout his school years in Wales before leaving for Exeter and Plymouth Peninsula College of Medicine.
Dr Alex George graduated from medical school in 2015 with a Distinction, the highest possible grade in his field. In August that same year, Alex began his first role as a fully qualified doctor at King’s College Hospital London where he worked in medicine and trauma surgery.
The following year, Alex moved to Lewisham Hospital London where he was based in the GUM clinic, obstetrics and gynaecology. His experience in this field has given him a passion to help raise awareness of sexual health issues, especially those affecting young people.
Eight months later, Dr Alex secured his dream job in A&E at Lewisham Hospital where he stayed for 18 months working on the frontline of medicine, from minor injuries to cardiac arrests and trauma cases.
Appearing on the record-breaking 2018 series of ‘Love Island’, Dr Alex has since presented with Dr Hilary on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’, as well as answering viewers’ health queries on ‘Good Morning Britain'.
Dr Alex remains a fully qualified doctor and will return to his career in the NHS whilst continuing his television work.