I’m an independent writer and editor, specialising in medicine and healthcare journalism. I’ve worked for publications including The BMJ [British Medical Journal], NHS Choices, Pulse, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin and Student BMJ.
My key skills include evidence appraisal and writing clearly about complex medical topics for a lay audience. I have experience in writing, editing, commissioning and organising expert round table events. I’m interested in opportunities to write and edit for the general and specialist media – please get in touch via email, annasayburn[at]gmail.com.
Before going freelance I was head of Consumer Health at BMJ, where I led a team of writers producing news stories, patient decision aids and in-depth health information, as part of the BMJ patient information service, Best Health.
I’ve delivered training on evidence-based patient information for the Patient Information Forum and the executive committee of The Information Standard, and spoken at their conferences. Other speaking engagements include the International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2014 and the DECIDE International Conference 2014. I’m a member of the Medical Journalists Association.
For my full CV and professional background, see LinkedIn.
My passions include writing fiction, gardening and messing about in boats. I also write a blog, Bloomsbury Bluestocking, about books, reading and writing.