Lyn is a journalist by background. After completing her training in local papers, she specialised in coverage of the public sector in England, the NHS, and healthcare IT. This has enabled her to follow closely the many twists and turns of recent health policy; and to report on them for specialist audiences. It has also given her an exceptional ability to advise clients on the reality of working with the NHS, and on communications that work for them. Lyn’s skills include strategic thinking, managing projects with a communications and publication element, editing, research, interviewing and writing.

A little about Lyn:
  • Lyn has an impressive educational record, with a first degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, and a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Before taking up her current post, her journalism employers included the Health Service Journal and digitalhealth.net (formerly EHealth Insider). Over her career, she has also worked with think-tanks, including the King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust, and major companies, such as Microsoft.
  • Lyn is a proud Yorkshire lass, but lives in Winchester with her partner, a political cartoonist with his own live-drawing business. Her ‘downtime’ activities include Pilates and running; she has completed a number of marathons.

Guest interview: Silvia Piai

The research director for IDC Health Insights in Europe reflects on the health tech response to Covid-19 and how it has played into longer term trends that are leading to a shake-up of the IT...

Getting the NHS ready for digital

The Highland Marketing advisory board wanted to discuss how health and care organisations can make sure they are ready to implement technology and get the best use out of it. Who better to lead the discussion than James Freed, chief information officer for Health Education England?

HealthChat with Alastair McLellan

The editor of the Health Service Journal was in Roy Lilley’s virtual hot seat in November. He looked back over almost 20 years’ of editing the NHS’ most prestigious policy and management journal, ranked the...

Jeremy Hunt

HealthChat with Jeremy Hunt

Former health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt was in the virtual hot-seat for the latest HealthChat with veteran NHS commentator Roy Lilley. Lyn Whitfield listened in. As Roy Lilley’s latest HealthChat got underway, its...

Guest interview: Hassan Chaudhury

The digital health lead at the Department of International Trade’s Healthcare UK, attended a meeting of the Highland Marketing advisory board to discuss the challenges faced by new entrants to the health tech market. He...

Guest interview: Nicola Haywood-Alexander

Nicola Haywood-Alexander is the latest member of the Highland Marketing advisory board. Lyn Whitfield talks to her about her career, the Tech4CV19 initiative, and why the NHS needs a new kind of partnership with health...

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