Welcome to the Guild of Health Writers

We’re a national, independent, membership organisation representing many of Britain’s leading health writers, from journalists for national magazines and newspapers to writers for specialist journals, charities, public bodies and brands. Many other individuals and organisations maintain close links with the Guild as Friends or Associate Members.

The Guild was founded in 1994 to promote high professional standards and support our members through networking and educational events. Our writers cover the whole spectrum of health, from innovative medical science to complementary therapies and wellness.

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Join us!

Become a member for a range of benefits, including:


Free webinars, featuring leading experts discussing cutting-edge topics

Our popular parties, where you can eat, drink, meet useful contacts and make new friends

Live events with refreshments and a chance to network with experts and peers, at a special membership price

Workshops that support you in the business of health writing

Job vacancies and other exciting opportunities we share

You can become a member if your main work is producing health content – whether you’re a freelance journalist or commissioning editor, content writer or author.

Sponsor our events

There are lots of opportunities to support our events in various ways. While our events are independent and aim to give a balanced view, sponsors are welcome to attend, meet members and discuss their research or services.

Contact our members

Looking for a specialist health writer, have an event to promote or a work opportunity to share? We can offer access to our members’ directory and a service that connects you to our writers.