Dr Matthew Capehorn studied at the University of Sheffield and qualified with a BMedSci degree in Neurophysiology in 1993, and a MBChB degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1996. He completed Junior House Officer placements in Rotherham, and has lived there ever since.
Dr Capehorn has been a full time GP Principal since 2001 and has had many other interests including being a Forensic Medical Examiner (Police Surgeon) since 2002, a GPwSI in drug misuse, Honorary Secretary of the Rotherham Division of BMA since 2003, and also working for an out of hours service since 2006.
However, his main interest over the last few years has been as a GP specialising in obesity management.
In 2001 Dr Capehorn set up a dedicated weight management clinic within his practice, which for many years remained Rotherham’s only dedicated service for adult obesity. Over recent years it has expanded due to demand and a reputation for achieving good sustainable results.
Dr Capehorn has been invited on to several local, regional and national strategy/advisory boards and regularly speaks at meetings to all healthcare professionals in the hope of encouraging weight management services.
He has also made numerous radio and television appearances in interviews and documentaries relating to current obesity matters.
Dr Capehorn is the Chairman of the Yorkshire and the Humber region of the National Obesity Forum, and in 2008, was honoured to become a member of their Board of Trustees.