Tatum Anderson

Journalist, writer and editor

Location icon United Kingdom

I write. I write a lot. And I've been writing for over 20 years. My articles encompass science, technology, international development and business. I've written for a range of publications too, from WHO Bulletin and The Lancet to the Guardian, IP-Watch, Health Policy Watch, The Economist, SciDev.net, BMJ, BBC News and Nature.

I work on freelance commissions and generate original stories. I conduct investigative reporting as well as contract publishing and medical writing. I write features and interviews, contribute articles to conference newspapers, supplements and copy for internal magazines and websites.

Subjects I've covered are wide – but more recently pharma patent disputes, universal health coverage, noncommunicable diseases and healthcare in resource poor settings, access to health technologies, medicine prices, cross-border healthcare, the opioid crisis, emergency medicine and antimicrobial resistance. I interview policymakers to research scientists and health practitioners. Anything from insulin R&D hackers and fake news on vaccines to effective air ambulance repatriations.

Below is a tiny selection of the articles I've written.

Portfolio
the Guardian
Bad medicine: the toxic fakes at the heart of an international criminal racket

Sometimes the vials are filled with dirty water. Occasionally they contain saline and a tiny amount of antibiotic, so as not to infect the site of the vaccination and draw attention to its true ingredients. But however good or bad the disguise, the fact is that these "vaccines" will actually have no effect at all.

BBC News
12/22/2017
'We should own our own livelihood and our own dream'

Tanusree Chaudhuri, 38, was pregnant with her first child when her supervisor told her she would have to give up her dreams. She was doing a doctorate in computational biology and aspired to improve people's health. "He told me 'you are married now, why do you need a PhD?

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review
Chinese Market

Countries are beginning to notice an increase in Chinese citizens looking for healthcare services abroad, as Tatum Anderson reports Around 483,000 people travelled from China for medical tourism in 2015, spending US$6.3 billion on treatment and US$3.4 billion on related travel and accommodation, according to ChinaMediworld.com.

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review
09/11/2017
Down to the wire?

11 September 2017 Tatum Anderson explores efforts in the development of secure digital networks to send money between patients and hospitals. Whether it's paying a utility bill or buying a pair of jeans or even a rare book from a second-hand bookshop thousands of miles away, buying online is easy.

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review
02/13/2017
Bad debt

13 February 2017 Tatum Anderson looks at the financial risk of treating foreign patients - will they pay or run away? The UK's Daily Mail screams that scrounging foreigners owe the NHS over £92 million in unpaid medical bills. A authority reports that Algerians and Americans have left Paris hospitals owing €118.6 million.

International Hospitals & Healthcare Review
02/13/2017
Bad debt

13 February 2017 Tatum Anderson looks at the financial risk of treating foreign patients - will they pay or run away? The UK's Daily Mail screams that scrounging foreigners owe the NHS over £92 million in unpaid medical bills. A authority reports that Algerians and Americans have left Paris hospitals owing €118.6 million.

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