The healthtech sector moves at lightning speed, with cutting-edge innovation and ground breaking discoveries hitting the headlines on a daily basis.
Are you a PR looking to cut through the noise and skip straight to the intelligent analysis from those in the know? Start by adding these healthtech journalists to your ‘follow’ list. Offering interviews with NHS BNOCs, laser-focused analysis of pioneering trends, deep-dives into deeptech and so much more, they’ll keep you informed and (maybe) entertained in under 280 characters.
Laura Donnelly (Health Editor at The Telegraph)
Laura has been covering the health beat at the Telegraph since 2006, coming straight from an editorial role at the Health Service Journal. Covering everything from sleeptech to femtech and biomedical breakthroughs, the best of Laura’s excellent analysis and detailed-focused reporting is showcased on her Twitter feed.
Follow Laura @lauradonnlee.
Nick Triggle (BBC Health Correspondent)
Nick, who served stints at the Guardian, Daily Express and Sunday Mirror prior to joining the BBC, lists his special interests as the NHS, public health and social care.
He can be found tweeting about the most pressing UK health stories and ongoing debates, and can be relied upon to keep his up to date with the national response to the obesity crisis, ageing population and the pandemic aftermath.
Follow Nick @NickTriggle.
Andrew Gregory (Health Editor at The Guardian)
As Health Editor at the Guardian, Andrew picks up the most impactful and exciting technology stories to hit the healthcare scene.
He uses his Twitter account to drip feed his Guardian pieces and to share breaking news and opinion from the bleeding edge of health and social care.
Follow Andrew @andrewgregory.
Kat Lay (Health Editor at The Times)
Kat’s healthtech reporting is characterised by a focus on new research and reports from scientists and health bodies. She has recently written about robotic surgery and app-based care at Milton Keynes Hospital, and often features as a guest on the Times’ podcasts.
Follow Kat @katlay.
Amit Katwala (Senior Writer at WIRED)
Amit studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and currently writes longform science and culture features for WIRED. He also makes regular appearances on the WIRED podcast, most recently discussing mRNA innovations and fascinating neuroscience case studies.
Find Amit @amitkatwala.
Mohana Ravindranath (Healthtech Reporter at Stat News)
Mohana has a glittering career in journalism, having previously written for Politico, The Washington Post, Next Gov and Business Insider. Now she’s taking on the healthtech beat at the internationally-renowned Stat News. So, if you want a one-stop-shop for insight into healthtech innovation with a US-slant, her Twitter account is the place to go.
Tweeting at @ravindranize, you’ll find her sharing Stat News’s best scoops, dropping funding round exclusives and showcasing future healthtech unicorns.
Follow Mohana @ravindranize.
Kai Nicol-Schwarz (Reporter at Sifted)
Kai is a fairly recent addition to the crack team at Sifted, taking on the role of reporting on the European startup healthtech scene. His Twitter account is the best place to keep track of his interviews with in-demand healthtech founders, longform trend analysis pieces, sector round-ups and data-informed rankings.
Follow Kai @NicolSchwarzK.
Christina Farr (Healthtech investor and former CNBC reporter)
Christina is a former CNBC, Fast Company and Reuters healthtech reporter with a track record of breaking some of the decade’s most exciting industry stories. She has recently moved into the world of investing, but she continues to tweet about the healthtech news and trends that you ought to know about.
She’s also the face behind the Substack Second Opinion: a bi-monthly deep dive into the latest health-tech news and trends.
Follow Chrissy @chrissyfarr.
Rory Cellan Jones (former BBC tech correspondent)
Having completed a 15 year stint as the Beeb’s tech correspondent, Rory is now combining his passion for cutting-edge technology with his personal and professional interest in health.
For the past year he has been writing the Always On newsletter, as well as tweeting at @ruskin147. Follow him (and subscribe) for fascinating insights into the healthtech topics that matter right now.
Follow Rory @ruskin147.
Bill Siwicki (Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News)
Bill boasts 33 years of journalism experience, including 28 in tech and 20 in healthcare. This leaves him perfectly placed to cherry pick the best news and interviews from US-based Healthcare IT News for his Twitter audience.
Follow Bill for the latest news on AI, digital health transformation and population health breakthroughs; stick around for the occasional dog pic.
Follow Bill @SiwickiHealthIT.
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By Jess Farmery, Account Manager at Crest