Dr. Ayan Panja

Dr. Ayan Panja


Dr Ayan Panja followed his family tradition of becoming a doctor and is a GP partner in a NHS practice in St Albans. He is also a writer, a presenter and a health communicator. His passions in medicine are in men’s health, self-care and psychology in medicine.

Ayan began health broadcasting in 2006 when he was the expert presenter on BBC 1’s Street Doctors. More recently, Ayan has featured as a medical expert in Celebrity Quitters (FIVE), Squeamish (Discovery) and Bang Goes the Theory(BBC1).  He also appeared as a GP panellist on Channel 4’s Health Freaks, where traditional home remedies were scientifically analysed by the doctors. He is currently the resident doctor on Health Check on BBC World News, presenting a monthly overview of global health stories.

In 2005, Ayan’s first book was published, An Essential Medical Miscellany which is a collection of amusing medical titbitsAyan has written features for various publications including The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Men’s Health.

Dr Ayan Panja’s latest book The Health Fix is out now. Unlike other approaches to health and wellbeing he focuses on ‘why’ rather than just ‘what’. Starting with the experience of his own illness, Dr Ayan Panja brings a unique personalised framework to tailor targeted lifestyle-based interventions to you.

Dr Ayan Panja @Dr_Ayan

Just submitted my 17th appraisal. Someone asked me if it’s been a worth while process. My honest answer is probably no - much better would be to have access to regular peer group support & learning encompassed within this. This is what @DoctorsDistress are advocating.

On @MacKenzieSelina's Lifestyles from 14.00CET, Dr Ayan Panja (@Dr_Ayan) with 'The Health Fix: Transform Your Health in 8 Weeks', and Lynda Woodin from Age Concern Spain discusses travel insurance for the elderly.

Red flag symptoms of #stroke #emergency FAST (Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time) @drchintalpatel @DrNighatArif @fhussain73 @Dr_Ayan @Consult_ENT @THCPrimarycare @BolaOwolabi8 @NikkiKF @projecthalo @Doctor_Masood @DrRupaJoshi1 @YouTubeCreators

@nickcoffer @demartinolondon @Dr_Ayan Great place to meet
@Dr_Ayan @DrSelvarajah @dave_dlt IRL
Company great as is the food (& drink)

Quiz night with @JeffStelling

Controversial opinion but I think GPs are the last true generalists

This story sums up the unbearable impact of the NHS crisis on frontline workers.

Humbled by the honesty of the GPs
who spoke to us in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿.

What a week it’s been.

Thanks to @dave_dlt for your generous support with @Accurx plus huge effort by @HelenMcAnd getting started with our new system this week @MaltingsSurgery

Can already feel the improvement for both patients and staff 🙏🏾

Thanks for having me. Really enjoyed it.

Humility, integrity, self-awareness and kindness - a real loss to the world of compassionate leadership.

Maybe too late to change anything during this gov, but surely we must hope for (and vote for) something better for the #NHS for #socialcare & for #wellbeing in the next. @FRSAMatthew @Jeremy_Hunt @wesstreeting @labourlewis @DrRosena @CarolineLucas @CUSP_UK https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/16/invest-britain-economy-spend-nhs

If every GP in Britain were like this how different the #NHS would be, how different we would be.The extraordinarily wonderful ⁦@Dr_Ayan⁩ who has a new book—1st book— that I can’t wait to read. Well done ⁦@doctors_kitchen⁩ for bringing us this https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-doctors-kitchen-podcast/id1316938642?i=1000593619832

I don’t know what’s more disheartening when trying to serve patients needs at the NHS coalface - the growing lack of workforce or the brutalised state of the workforce that remains 😞

How good is this?

#JeffBeck and Stevie Wonder:


Looking forward to getting some more health tips and hacks from ⁦@Dr_Ayan⁩

SO good to chew that fat with you: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-doctors-kitchen-podcast/id1316938642?i=1000593619832


My timeline is absolutely split between those who've read the press coverage of "Spare" and think Harry's a twat, and those who have actually read the book, or are reading it, and are going "Fair enough - I get him now."

Next time any of my medical colleagues have impostor syndrome…. 😱

Fraudster posed as doctor in UK for 19 years, court hears | UK news | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/10/fraudster-posed-as-nhs-doctor-for-19-years-court-hears

It’s only Tuesday and I’m like…

Hive's Bestseller list has been updated, Its Not That Radical by Mikaela Loach has been close for weeks and has finally made it to No.1! Lots of new and exciting books featured this week - see it here for yourself: