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Patient revolutionary tells all

Few people have campaigned more energetically for patient-led healthcare services than David Gilbert, who also practises what he preaches as the first person to be appointed as a patient director at a healthcare provider.

David is open about his own struggle with mental health problems and argues passionately for the rights of those with the greatest stake in healthcare services to play a more active role in running them. He has written a book about his experience, The Patient Revolution: How We Can Heal the Healthcare System. “It is about the experiences of myself and 12 other patient leaders - those affected by life changing illness, injury or disability who seek to change health care,” he says. See also a recent profile in the HSJ.