Freelance profile

Gill Hitchcock

Experienced writer of news and features on the NHS, government, technology, local public services. Strong sub-editing and copy editing skills. Five years writing for Guardian Government Computing, Health and Social Care websites; sub-editing and publishing content using Guardian CMS. Editor for eight years of in-depth public sector reports for Kable. Strong interpersonal skills, interviewing government ministers, directors of public services, voluntary organisations and trade union leaders. Keen interest in open government, freedom of information and NHS. Features include data protection, telehealth, patient information, dementia, stroke services, government procurement and G-Cloud. Proven ability to work to changing deadlines in pressured environment.

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Contact details:

Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/gillhitchcock
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Feature writerRates: Print media
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
ReporterRates: Reporter
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Electronic publishingRates: Online/editing
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Subjects:

  • Current affairs
  • Technology
  • Politics

Major clients:

  • Guardian News and Media
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Government Computing

Profile last updated: 2015-05-04 13:41:30


Extra information:

Gill Hitchcock is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in publishing. She is a staff writer and editor for a UK-wide health union. For five years she was an assistant editor at Guardian News and Media, where she wrote news and features on public sector ICT, the NHS and social care. Her role included sub-editing and publishing online content using the Guardian’s CMS and Photoshop. 

The subjects she covers include dementia care; informatics, including telehealth and electronic records; freedom of information and transparency; and the accessibility of online public services. 

Her features for Guardian Healthcare include:

How the NHS can improve care for dementia patients

How an overlooked workforce is key to rescuing the NHS

What is stopping a digital revolution in health and social care?

Pensioners to prisoners: how telecare can treat hard to reach patients

Interview: Tim Kelsey, NHS director of patients and information, believes big data can transform the performance of the NHS

For the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Gill’s feature include:

Model service: A physio and an occupational therapist identified a huge need for better neurological care. Does the centre they created offer a national model, asks Gill Hitchcock.

Opportunity knocks: informatics and the paperless NHS

Gill has extensive experience of editing in-depth reports, gained over her many years with public sector market intelligence specialist Kable.

She began her publishing career at Panos, a charity providing information about sustainable development, where she was responsible for the editing and page layout of books and magazines.

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