With over 18 million visits per month, Patient is a leading independent provider of health services. We’ve been a trusted source of medical advice for both patients and doctors for over 20 years.
Patient connects people with knowledge that makes them healthier. Over 4,000 condition and medicine leaflets are accompanied by diet and healthy living articles, videos to provide answers to the questions our users are asking most often and lively discussion forums. There’s something to support you at every stage of your health journey.
Patient UK was launched by two GPs ― Dr Tim Kenny and his wife, Dr Beverley Kenny ― in 1996 as a directory of UK websites providing health related information. Following discussions with healthcare software provider EMIS, Tim led a group of medical authors to produce a resource for medical staff and their patients, delivered directly into GP practices.
The popularity of these leaflets with practices and patients alike led to a redeveloped Patient UK website offering regularly updated information about health and disease to the public, free of charge.
This comprehensive directory of evidence-based clinical information is still the bedrock of our site, evolving into Patient.Info to reflect our global audience. Since 2008 we've become a subsidiary of EMIS, giving us greater scope to expand our role and provide a better service to healthcare professionals.
All clinical information is written by UK trained medical professionals and accredited by The Information Standard - NHS England’s quality mark. Our thorough peer review process, led by our clinical director, media GP Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, means you can trust the information we provide to be of the highest quality, whatever you want to know.
We have the ethos of a startup, but the backing of a major organisation making Patient the ideal place to foster and develop your talents. Our offices are situated in one of London's most vibrant areas, with plenty of transport links and opposite a bustling street food market to get your daily sustenance. Our creative and technology departments are expanding at pace, so get in touch if you want to help make a real difference.