Dr David Roche

Dr David Roche has been a Saga contributor for ten years. He trained in London and then after periods working in Canada and New Zealand  was a full time GP in Wadhurst, East Sussex for 29 years. He still works as a GP in East Sussex and also does some work for the management side of the NHS. In 2004 he sailed around the world as part of the Global Challenge.


Latest Articles from Dr

Control gout attacks with a reduction in alcohol intake.
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Health Q&A: gout and alcohol

Dr Roche on whether it helps to give up alcohol when you have gout.

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Eye surgery
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Health Q&A: cataract replacement lens

Dr Roche explains what cataract replacement lens are made of.

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Olecranon Bursitis, also known as Student's Elbow
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Health Q&A: swollen elbow

A reader asks Saga Magazine’s Dr Roche about a soft swelling on his elbow.

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Antibiotics
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Health Q&A: antibiotics

Dr Roche explains why doctors are trying to reduce the use of antibiotics.

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Woman drinking bottled water during a break in her exercise programme
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Health Q&A: water during sport

Saga Magazine’s Dr Roche discusses hydration during sport and exercise.

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Optometrist or optician conducting an eye test
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Peripheral vision problems

Why a problem picked up by an optician might be referred to hospital.

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Antibiotics and other medicines
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Health Q&A: family impetigo outbreak

Dr Roche on what to do about an impetigo outbreak in the family.

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Tired eyes
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Health Q&A: tired-looking eyes

Dr Roche gives some possible explanations for changes in the appearance of eyes.

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Man sitting outside and thinking
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Health Q&A: betablockers and armpit warts

Saga Magazine's Dr Roche on betablocker side-effects.

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