Health and medical

Rachel's awards for writing testify to her strengths in this area. Building on her scientific studies and her experience as health editor for a daily newspaper, she is now as comfortable tackling technical communications projects for a pharmaceutical company, as she is producing articles for specialist health publications and national newspapers, on anything from female genital mutilation to Alzheimer’s Disease and cervical cancer.

She is happy to undertake work of the following kinds:

• Writing and editing technical articles for research and pharmaceutical companies
• NHS report production/Brochure and newsletter production
• Medical copy writing
• Conference coverage
• General media health articles
• Communications consultancy - launching products, organisations and projects
• Research and production of medical briefings and case studies
• PR
• Website advice and material
• Events
• Charity materials and promotion
• Media training

To see Rachel’s CV click here

Rachel ‘s health clients include:
Colgate-Palmolive, NHS North West, Macmillan Cancer Support, University Hospital of South Manchester, Clew Communications, Manchester University, GSK, Medtronic, Health Protection Agency, Government Office North West, The Guardian, The Independent, Times Educational Supplement.

For examples of Rachel’s health and medical work visit the portfolio section


"It is my pleasure to write a recommendation for Rachel Pugh. I have worked with Rachel several times on different projects - capturing discussion during workshops, preparing first reports, reviewing and correcting scientific articles. She has shown determination, zeal and accuracy even with some difficult projects. She has always demonstrated strong commitment. Rachel is a person who will always deepen her knowledge prior to an event if the topic is new for her. Besides her business skills, Rachel is a very pleasant person to work with"

Véronique Moy, MD
European Study Manager
Colgate Palmolive Europe SARL


"Rachel’s great skill is seeing the potential in a single story and packaging it to work in different, very effective, ways for local and national print and broadcast media. I have worked with her several times and thoroughly recommend her"

Christine Pietrowski
Communications Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support

Rachel Pugh

WINNER - Freelance Medical Journalist Award 2014

Rachel Pugh