David Gilbert

David Gilbert

David Gilbert is a writer and health activist. He was the first patient director in the healthcare system. He is a mental health service user with 40 years of experience in healthcare, specialising in patient and public engagement and coproduction. He helped pioneer the concept of patient leadership and authored ‘The Patient Revolution - how we can heal the health care system’. He is the founder and director of InHealth Associates, a network of specialists that supports experiential practice and patient leadership. He is also a poet with four published collections. His ImPatient newsletter on Patient Leadership is a monthly HSJ feature.

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www.davidgilbertpoetry.com
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    Expert Briefing

    ImPatient: Patient leadership in the digital world

    2024-02-19T13:18:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS.

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    ImPatient: Directors and their clout

    2024-01-22T12:24:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS.

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    ImPatient: Small steps to big change

    2023-12-11T10:36:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    ImPatient: Escorted to the car park

    2023-11-13T14:18:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    ImPatient: It’s all about power – and we don’t have any

    2023-10-16T11:06:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    ImPatient: How to channel anger

    2023-09-18T12:29:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    The Letby inquiry will not make any difference

    2023-09-06T11:44:00

    In the aftermath of traumatic events, traditional inquiries lack patient-led insights including patient leaders in decision-making which could foster meaningful change in policy, regulation, and care models writes David Gilbert

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    ImPatient: Patient leadership goes global

    2023-08-21T09:50:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS

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    ImPatient: It's an exciting/sad/frustrating/optimistic time for patient leadership

    2023-07-17T13:57:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS

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    Impatient: The dilemma of patient leaders in pursuit of justice and equality

    2023-06-14T12:10:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    Impatient: When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled

    2023-05-09T06:44:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    Impatient: We can feel like imposters

    2023-03-27T13:30:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    ImPatient: With no budgets to squeeze, true patient voice could safeguard services

    2023-02-13T14:51:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    ImPatient: Patient leadership in the drug licensing and pricing game

    2023-01-16T11:34:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    Humanising healthcare for real

    2022-12-20T12:54:00

    We know that change won’t come through traditional patient and public engagement, patient experience work or ‘better listening’, writes David Gilbert

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    ImPatient: Patient leadership, not partnership, is what the NHS needs

    2022-12-12T13:08:00

    Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the ...

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    ImPatient: ‘Patient voice is filtered to make it palatable to the powerful’

    2022-11-14T14:00:00

    Patient (or lived experience) leadership involves those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability becoming equal partners in NHS decision-making. In this new monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS.

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    ImPatient: The growth in patient leadership

    2022-10-17T07:28:00

    Patient (or lived experience) leadership involves those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability becoming equal partners in NHS decision-making. In this new monthly expert briefing, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS. 

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    How patients came to share power in the NHS

    2022-05-18T11:49:00

    David Gilbert imagines a world in which those with lived experience of healthcare are given a central role in the planning of services and policy at local and national level.

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    Patient leadership: where are we now?

    2021-11-29T12:49:00

    An open letter to Rosamund Snow and Michael Seres, by David Gilbert

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