Check out CMNH member Ian Williams’ BMA ‘Inspiring Doctors’ Podcast here:

In this episode, Martin McKee, professor of public health and the 2022-23 president of the BMA, talks to CMNH member Ian Williams – a GP and cartoonist who established the field of Graphic Medicine. Following the success of his graphic novels The Bad Doctor and The Lady Doctor, he is working on his third, The Sick Doctor. He also wrote a weekly comic strip Sick Notes in The Guardian in the mid 2010s. They talk about the Medical Humanities movement, mental health, the work involved in drawing cartoons and animation, and writing a graphic novel about general practice, OCD, cycling and heavy metal.

You can find Ian at, his graphic novels at, and find out more about graphic medicine at

The interviewees on this podcast are just a selection of those who communicate medicine in fantastic ways. To join the conversation on social media and tell us about doctors whose communication skills inspired you, tag @TheBMA on Twitter and Instagram, and use #InspiringDoctors. For more information visit:

For more on Ian’s work, see earlier CMNH blog here.