HealthUnlocked is happy to announce the launch of the Patient Media Centre. It will give journalists access to real patients who want to share their health experiences.
Finding real life examples of those impacted by illness and disease can be difficult. As a result, valuable information and engaging true-life portrayals sometimes struggle to make their way onto the health pages or TV screens.
The Patient Media Centre aims to fulfil that role by prescreening users of HealthUnlocked who are able and willing to talk to the media. The Patient Media Centre continues the mission of HealthUnlocked, connecting people to improve their health and wellbeing by putting patients at the centre of communications.
The Patient Media Centre includes patients from across the United Kingdom, of varying ages and suffering from a variety of conditions including: ovarian cancer, dramatic weight loss, Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), diabetes, breast cancer, infertility and others.
When you may wish to use the Patient Media Centre:
The Patient Media Centre may be useful to add the personal dimension of a patient’s own experience to your story.
Example features include those on:
– Chronic or long-term conditions
– NHS, experience of health services and quality of care
– Personal sacrifice and life events
– Disease awareness calendar events (e.g. Ovarian Cancer Month)
Costs involved and access:
The Patient Media Centre resource is free and open to members of the media, including print, TV, radio and digital journalists.
To find a patient to add a unique perspective to your story, please contact Hugo Wiseman, Member Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7407 8399.
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