CREAKS AND GROANS
Our very own doctor, Matt Piccaver, who writes the EDP Norfolk health page, has just written his first book.
Although the GP hopes to write a novel one day, this first book is all about arthritis. “There are somewhere in the region of 9-10 million arthritis sufferers in the UK and over a hundred different types. I see arthritis in every clinic, and as a result give a lot of the same advice to lots of people, so I thought I would write it down,” said Dr Piccaver. “The book is for everyone who creaks and crunches when they move, everyone who makes that funny groaning noise when they get up from a chair, everyone who wants to know a little bit more about why they ache, creak and groan, and what we can do about it.”
And if the book is a success, Matt would love to write more. “Every day I meet up to 40 people, sometimes more. Every one of them has a story. Over my career I’ve had around 80,000 consultations and there are a lot of life lessons to be had from all of that collected wisdom. I’d like to distil everything I’ve ever been taught by the people I meet.” Everything Your GP Doesn’t Have Time to Tell You About Arthritis, by Matt Piccaver, is published by Sheldon Press. Paperback, £9.99.