Dr David Crichton was born in a British Military Hospital in Germany, to Scottish parents. David spent his childhood travelling around the world with his soldier father.

Studying at Leeds University school of medicine, David qualified as a doctor in 1994 before undertaking a number of junior doctor jobs across Yorkshire, then serving as an Army doctor for 7 years in many continents of the world. David is proud to have passed military parachute selection and achieved the rank of Major. David then returned to his adopted county where he has worked as a local GP since, alongside being Clinical Chair of NHS Doncaster CCG since 2016.

David is passionate about improving Cancer survival and has led on Inequalities and Early Diagnosis for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance.