Polypill Founders and Doctors

Professor Sir Nicholas Wald FRS FRCP

Nicholas Wald studied medicine at University College, London. He is currently Honorary Professor of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London. He was Professor of Environmental and Preventive Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine from 1983 to 2019, and is Editor of the Journal of Medical Screening. He has conducted research in many areas including birth defects, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and the health effects of smoking and nutrition.

Professor Malcolm Law FRCP FMedSci

Malcolm Law studied medicine at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Medical Screening. His research interests include the causes of coronary heart disease and stroke, and their prevention.

Professor David Wald FRCP MD

David Wald studied medicine at Oxford and St. Mary‘s Hospital Medical School in London. He is Professor of Cardiology and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine. His clinical-academic aims are to bridge the interventional and preventive approaches to cardiovascular disease which are often viewed as distinct.

Dr Jeffrey Aronson DPhil FRCP FBPharmacolS

Jeff Aronson studied medicine at Glasgow University. He is Reader in Clinical Pharmacology in the University of Oxford, an Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Radcliffe NHS Trust, and President Emeritus of the British Pharmacological Society. His research interests span all aspects of drug therapy, particularly adverse drug reactions and monitoring responses to therapeutic interventions.

Professor John Dickinson FRCP DM

John Dickinson studied physiology at Oxford and medicine at University College, London. He was Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine, and served as Chairman of the British Medical Research Council and Senior Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians. He published on several medical fields, notably human high blood pressure. John Dickinson died in September 2015.

Karen Wald MA

Karen Wald studied philosophy, politics and economics at Somerville College, Oxford. She is Director of Logical Medical Systems, a company that produces antenatal screening for Down syndrome. She has worked with Professor Eva Alberman in the assessment of congenital mental childhood handicap in the United Kingdom.

Our On-line Clinical Doctors

Dr David Thompson

David Thompson is a specialist registrar in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and general internal medicine. He graduated from University College Cork Medical School in 2010 and underwent postgraduate medical training in Ireland where he became a Member of the Royal college of Physicians of Ireland in 2012. He was awarded a PhD at Imperial College London in 2018 for his research work relating to coronary artery disease therapeutics. His current research interests relate to preventive cardiovascular medicine and cardiac imaging. He is an NIHR funded clinical lecturer at UCL’s Institute of Cardiovascular Science.

Dr Fatima Bangash

Fatima Bangash qualified in medicine at Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan and obtained the MSc Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. She is registered and licensed to practise medicine from the General Medical Council. She was a core medical trainee at Barts Health NHS Trust and was an honorary research fellow at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. Her ambition is to deliver advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and to conduct research in both areas.

Contacting our Doctors

Our doctors and website team are on hand to guide you through the Polypill Prevention Programme. The best way to contact a member of the team is to send us a message via your online account.

Dr Thompson and Dr Bangash are supported by Professors Nicholas and David Wald.

Registered with the General Medical Council

Our doctors are registered with the General Medical Council - the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. This helps to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards of the general practitioners within our practice.

GMC Numbers
Dr David Thompson 7398025
Dr Fatima Bangash: 7067360
Professor Sir Nicholas Wald: 0781503
Professor David Wald: 4049070

Further Regulation

Polypill.com is a site operated by Polypill Limited. Polypill Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 04301974. The registered office and the main trading address is 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BE

The Polypill Prevention Programme is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. See practice details.

The medicine is dispensed and posted from Cohens Chemist, Lynstock House, PO Box 2076, Lynstock Way, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SA.

Feedback, suggestions and complaints

Feedback, suggestions and complaints can be made by sending a message from your electronic patient record. Complaints should normally be acknowledged within 72 hours and responded to in full within two weeks.