Dr Alvin Bodner

General Practitioner (Independent Practitioner)


Year qualified:1973


Personal profile

Dr Alvin Bodner has worked in the NHS for over 40 years and has gained extensive experience over this period as a GP working with his GP colleagues in a large teaching medical practice in Greater Manchester.

He trained at Manchester University and qualified in 1973.

He gained MRCGP in 1978 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of GPs in 1998. Alvin has been involved over many years in the field of medical education having taught students at undergraduate and postgraduate stages of their careers as part of Manchester University Dept. of Postgraduate Medical Studies. He has written medical articles in GP UPDATE journal in the past He has an interest in medical ethics and was awarded an MA in Medical Ethics (Palliative Care) at Keele University in 2001

Alvin is a member of the Examiners Panel of the Royal College of General Practitioners responsible for assessing new training GPs when taking the MRCGP examination to ensure that they are professionally ready to commence their GP career    

Alvin is a GP appraiser, visiting GP colleagues regularly to guide and advise them as part of their revalidation licence to continue as practising doctors.

Dr Bodner’s private work covers patients of all ages and all aspects of general practice including diagnosis. management, and, where appropriate  prompt specialist referral .  His clinical interest areas are men’s health, the elderly and general health care screening. In addition he supervises ear irrigation service at the Alexandra hospital.

Alvin enjoys piano, a reasonable game of golf, art sketching, and Spanish.  He is married and  has two adorable grand-daughters that keep him young – and busy!


Professional Memberships

  • Member of Royal College of General Practitioners

Clinical Interests

  • Child health
  • Palliative care

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