Healthcare Writing

Colleen Shannon, Freelance Medical Writer


Air pollution and health

It was an honour to work with this panel of leading experts, to produce Every breath we take: The lifelong impact of air pollution, a landmark report from the Royal College of Physicians. My role was to make this scientific material accessible to the public, the media and policy makers. I advised on the artwork and key messages, and wrote summaries to express these messages in clear and powerful English.

The People's Friend

One of my favourite assignments is writing a weekly health feature for The People's Friend. We have 400,000 loyal readers every week, and I enjoy keeping them up-to-date on all aspects of health. The latest medical advances, living with a long-term condition, staying active, eating well, and enjoying good mental health are all part of the brief. If you'd like to see some examples of this work, please get in touch.