Dan Charlton, Chief Communications Officer

Dan has over 20 years' experience in healthcare communications. Having begun his career at South Thames Regional Health Authority, he was head of communications and media at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) for nearly 15 years from when the Trust was created. In this role he was involved in developing the communications and engagement programme for King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) a collaboration between King's College London and three NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and SLaM. He also co-ordinated a Bafta winning four part Channel 4 documentary series called ‘Bedlam’, broadcast in Autumn 2013, which gave unprecedented access to NHS mental health services.

In December 2019 Dan became a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Communications Research at New Bucks University.

You can find him on Twitter @Dan_Charlton1