Note this is a video recording of an online meeting conducted using the platform. Inevitably such recordings suffer a little in terms of their production values because of the internet connectivity and quality of webcams. Despite that, they allow us to provide additional valuable insights in to the MedComms business and we can involve a wider range of speakers who can participate from the comfort of their own desks, wherever in the world they are.

MedComms companies are striving to build a truly diverse workforce, which should translate into real benefits for the business and also improve the well-being of individuals within the business. Importantly, it should also directly inform and improve the services we deliver, which, after all, are intended for very diverse audiences. In recent years, there has been a greater focus on gender, ethnicity and race, though other characteristics are sometimes forgotten about. Examples include visible (and invisible) disabilities, neurodiversity, gender identity and expression, caring responsibilities, and socio-economic circumstances.

In this webinar, we hear some personal stories and experiences that will encourage us all to think about how well we support each other in practice, and about how MedComms can offer career opportunities for all – free from prejudice and discrimination. Jayne Carey-George is Scientific Director at Sciterion and was born with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Hayley Hubberstey is the Director of Patient Engagement at COUCH Health. She has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, has experienced herself and cared for others with long term health conditions. Simon Stones is Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group who has been a carer and has coped with psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and a number of other conditions since childhood. All have successful careers in MedComms. What challenges have they faced along the way and what practical advice can they offer employers and employees? Please help generate further discussion and action to make MedComms the equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace it should be.

It should be of interest to anyone who is working in and around MedComms, or who is wanting to join the business.

Recorded 30 November 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Jayne’s LinkedIn page is at

Find out more about Sciterion at

Hayley’s LinkedIn page is at

Find out more about COUCH Health at

Simon’s LinkedIn page is at

Find out more about Envision Pharma Group at

NOTE we used a human captioner, Jeanette Christian during this webinar. If you would like to know more about the captioning service, see or email Jeannette directly on

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

We are building a library of free webcasts and other video content for the global MedComms Community and others at and we’d welcome your suggestions for new content.

[For the avoidance of doubt: this video is intended to be freely accessible to all. Please feel free to share and use however you like. Cheers Peter Llewellyn, Director NetworkPharma Ltd and Founder of the MedComms Networking Community activity at]