Jacqui Thornton is a health journalist, facilitator and media trainer who, after a 15 year career in British national newspapers, now advices clinicians, medical charities and the pharmaceutical industry on communication skills.
After reporting stints on the Daily Telegraph and Express, she joined the Sunday Telegraph as a news reporter in 1996, and became its health correspondent two years later. In 2000 she moved to the Sun as the paper's first Health Editor.
Since 2007 she has run Jacqui Thornton Communications, whose clients include the Royal College of Surgeons, the GMC, the Wellcome Trust and government, as well as pharmaceutical firms and charities.
She chairs at conferences, advisory boards and private meetings and media trains clinicians, pharmaceutical executives and business people. She has also written a number of major reports.
Jacqui, a member of the Medical Journalists' Association and the Guild of Health Writers, is also a lecturer in journalism at the University of Winchester.