Healthcare Writing

Colleen Shannon, Freelance Medical Writer

Information professionals

Children and young people

Working with a children's author and a panel of experts, I helped the Patient Information Forum research and update their guide, Producing health information for children and young people. It includes tips on involvement and engagement, and working with clinicians, families, communities and schools. Case studies show excellent projects in the voluntary sector and the NHS. The update also covers the promise - and perils - of social media and digital technology. Have a look at the presentation of this work, at PiF's national workshop.

Cancer information

Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned me to update their booklet Men & Cancer, which went on to be highly commended in the BMA Patient Information Awards. I also helped a large team update Macmillan’s guide on managing cancer information materials.