Natalie Healey

Natalie Healey

Head of Editorial

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Natalie is head of editorial at Patient. She is a London-based health journalist who has been writing about science and medicine for several years. She was previously digital editor at Hearst.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications such as Good Housekeeping, NetDoctor, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Refinery29.

Natalie has also edited many B2B publications including Medical Device Developments and World Pharmaceutical Frontiers. 

She has a BSc in Biomedical Science from Cardiff University. 

Recent articles

Are cleaning products bad for your health?

Are cleaning products bad for your health? Feature

We all know about the dangers of outdoor pollution, but did you know you could be exposed to harmful chemicals inside your own home? We speak to the experts about the …

What it's like to be a breast surgeon with breast cancer

What it's like to be a breast surgeon with breast cancer Feature

As a consultant breast surgeon, Dr Liz O'Riordan was used to performing operations, reassuring frightened women and breaking bad news. What she wasn't so familiar with …

The best ways to quit smoking for good

The best ways to quit smoking for good Feature

It's never too late to quit smoking, but that doesn't make it an easy thing to do. Luckily, there are loads of support options for those who want to stop. We speak to …

What are the early warning signs of blood cancer?

What are the early warning signs of blood cancer? Feature

Blood cancers account for about 10% of all cancer cases in the UK. But although a large number of patients are diagnosed each year, there is still a general lack of …

What is a genetic disorder?

What is a genetic disorder? Feature

It's estimated that one in 25 children in the UK are affected by a genetic disorder - that's around 30,000 babies and children being newly diagnosed each year. Ahead of …