David Gilbert was the first Patient Director in the UK Health Service. He is author of The Patient Revolution: how we can heal the healthcare system (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020). He was a pioneer of the concept of Patient Leadership and has worked for 35 years in healthcare at a local, national and international level – originally as a patient-consumer activist and latterly as a patient and public engagement specialist.
His work spans roles within commissioner, provider, third sector, academic and regulatory organisations. David is a mental health service user, poet and Writer-In-Residence for the Bethlem Gallery. His first full poetry collection, ‘The Rare Bird Recovery Protocol’, is available now from Cinnamon Press. He is Founder and Director of InHealth Associates UK, who provide support, research and training on patient-citizen leadership, coproduction and patient and public engagement.
David’s personal blog can be found here.
David Gilbert’s #MadCovidDiaries
This #MadCovidDiaries is a reblog from David Gilbert’s excellent blog published on the 14.4.2020 Rather than reinforcing our reverence for the heroic – our regression to applauding the tough guys who sweat it out on the frontline – this virus might serve to amplify our common vulnerability, fallibility and suffering. But also the jewels ofContinue reading “Patient Leadership is Dead – Long Live Patient Leadership (a sideways look at Covid)”