Dr John Holden


Head of the medical division

John joined MDDUS in 2010, as an experienced medical adviser. He graduated from King’s College London in 1984 and spent a year in the Western Isles as a GP trainee before joining a semi-rural practice in East Sussex in 1991, where he was a GP principal, and latterly the senior partner, for 13 years. John developed an interest in medico-legal matters whilst still a GP, graduating from the University of Glasgow with the degree of MPhil in Medical Law in 2003. He left his practice in 2004 to work as a full-time medical adviser. John was previously a Deputy Chief Examiner of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and was a Vice-President of the Faculty from 2016 to 2019. He was appointed to the UK National Screening Committee in 2015.