Calling all health writers

We are looking for experienced health writers to contribute to a number of international websites that we are producing for charity, public sector and commercial clients.

We are an evidence-based healthcare consultancy, based in Oxford.  We produce a wide range of health and social care websites, many of which require health information to be updated on a regular basis.

We need people with experience of writing for the web, working with evidence, summarising clinical research, writing for lay, professional and specialist audiences.

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PPI toolkit out now

The Patient and Public Involvement Toolkit, written by Minervation Associates Sally Crowe and Julia Cartwright, and edited by Minervation Dogsbody Douglas Badenoch, is now available.

The aim of the Toolkit is to help the reader undertake effective patient and public involvement (PPI) in health service development, research, policy or commissioning.

Like the rest of the Toolkit books, the PPI book is pocket-sized and designed to be easily accessible.  Sally and Julia’s extensive experience of making PPI work in a broad range of settings has given them a real insight into the practical steps you can take to ensure success.

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National Elf Service on the way

Since the demise of the NHS Specialist Collections, we have noticed that there is a real gap in the market for simple and usable evidence updates that help keep health and social care professionals up-to-date.

This kind of work is our bread and butter and has been for over a decade, so we have decided to launch a series of health evidence services in a number of subject areas, to bring the latest research, policy and guidance to the busy people who need it most.

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Minervation help with the speedy relaunch of the TVCN website

Ricky Gervais - helping to raise awareness for lung cancer in the Thames Valley

In April the Thames Valley Cancer Network revamped and relaunched it’s website with the ‘Early Diagnosis Saves Lives’ campaign. The campaign’s aim is to help educate people by highlighting the possible signs of bowel and lung cancer and urging them to see their GP.

Mark Palin (Communications and Engagement Lead) has been very pleased with our speedy response, which led to the campaign being launched in just a few days.

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Mental health carers and confidentiality website wins IVCA award

Mental health professionals have to consider their primary responsibility to the patient as well as a careful assessment of the patient/carer relationship

We are proud to announce an award-winning interactive website to help mental health professionals manage issues of confidentiality and negotiate information sharing dilemmas with carers who support people with mental health problems.

We have built the site with colleagues at Rethink and Seefood.tv and were delighted to hear that it was awarded the 2010 IVCA Clarion Award for best interactive website.

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