Writer | Researcher | Consultant

Community Health & Medical Information

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My work examines the realities of bridging the health sector and communities. It is fuelled by the insight that health care in high-income countries is increasingly unsustainable because clinical science and practice fail to appreciate how people and communities define their health.

As an independent writer and researcher, I fund my work through consulting, including speaking. My consulting is not only in community health but also in medical information. I am a former medical editor and publisher, and also the former Physician Editor of TEDMED. I began my career at The BMJ.

 
 
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Latest Articles

On Power, Co-Production and Feeling Overwhelmed

How co-production, self-management and health promotion all have the potential to increase social inequity, and what you can do about it

The ‘Power Elephant’ In The Room

A conversation with Lauren Weinstein about how power differences are intrinsically present in co-production and what she’s doing to overcome them

Why Provision is not Enough

How atomising problems and providing programmes ignores what really matters in enabling people to turn their lives around

Halfway Between a Stranger and a Friend

A conversation with Maff Potts on how 20 years working at the sharp end of society has taught it him that only two things matter, and what he’s doing about it

Sectors, Partnering and Place

How cross-sector partnering demands thinking about place, and why thinking about place means thinking about people’s choices and freedom

Lessons from the Frontline of Cross-Sector Partnering

A conversation with David Relph, formerly of Bristol Health Partners, on why collaboration has to be the core purpose of institutions concerned with health

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Upcoming talks

October 9 - Keynote & Workshops

The Medicaid Transformation Learning Symposium, Seatac, WA

March 5 - Keynote

Bond Healthcare – West Coast, USA