Susannah Hollywood

Health Writer

United Kingdom

I am a Health Writer who is also a Health Professional. I specialise in creating written medical information for the general public which is clear, concise and useful.

My writing is strongly informed by working directly with individuals with health needs for over 10 years. I appreciate the challenges and concerns of patients, the information that is useful to them. I communicate in clear and simple terms that are easy to understand. I speak their language.

I am a Physiotherapist (1st class Honours degree) with a post-graduate degree in Health Ergonomics. I have worked clinically in the NHS and consulted for numerous private and public sector organisations before segueing into health writing as my principal role.

Throughout my healthcare career, I have focussed on patient education and information, finding this to be the most effective way to improve health.

My handouts, web content, feature articles, news articles and blogs are powerful tools that allow clients to engage with, and pass valuable messages to, their audiences.

The charities, health professionals and medical organisations that I write for value my work as an intrinsic component of healthcare. By working together to improve health literacy, we improve health outcomes.

I feel passionate about empowering people through knowledge to take responsibility for their health - to ask the right questions, make better decisions and advocate for themselves.

I strive to communicate with empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence, carefully choosing the appropriate tone and emotion for each piece.

I pride myself on strong attention to detail. I work conscientiously to fully understand my clients’ needs and to deliver high-quality content on time and within budget.

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Images (above) from left to right by: Markus Winkler on Unsplash, Freepik, Anne Nygård on Unsplash

Portfolio
Team TMH
05/19/2023
ADHD in women: The life-changing impact of diagnoses

Like many women, Emma Tregoning's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) went undiagnosed until adulthood. When she finally received a diagnosis and started on medication, she felt the benefits immediately, describing it as though 'someone tuned in the radio'.

Klarity Health Library
01/26/2024
What Is Dislocation? - Klarity Health Library

A dislocation is a separation of the bones in a joint. This injury can result in significant pain and can affect the functioning of the joint, including its

Klarity Health Library
11/15/2023
What Is Astraphobia? - Klarity Health Library

Astraphobia, a type of specific phobia, is characterised by an intense fear of thunder and lightning. While astrophobia is most common in children, it can

Klarity Health Library
11/16/2023
What Is Cynophobia? - Klarity Health Library

An extreme fear of dogs is known as cynophobia (pronounced sigh-no-phobia). The name is derived from the Greek words for dog ("cyno") and fear ("phobos").