Antonia Chitty is an independent health writer, with extensive experience in a wide range of subjects.
Antonia has written hard-hitting investigations. She has exposed why dental complaints go unheard, and contributed to a “supercomplaint” to the Office of Fair Trading, into the private dental industry. Other investigations have examined private GP clinics, and the regulation of complementary therapists.
Antonia has a keen interest in health risks. Previous articles in this area include a five page feature for Which? on the latest research on mobile phones and health, an article on children’s vaccines, and a ‘readers questions’ page on food and health scares.
Antonia can bring together accurate medical information and human interest, on subjects from cancer screening to post natal depression. She has written evidece based information for patients and professionals for clients including the NCT and Breast Cancer Care.
Antonia has written on health for Which? Magazine for a number of years, and can write about consumer health issues including how to find the right health professional, your rights, what to do if you have a problem, and how to get a referral or second opinion.
Antonia trained as an optometrist and can write on subjects such as laser eye surgery and finding a good optician. She has written and edited eye health information for Seeability and the College of Optometrists.
Antonia has published articles in a wide range of areas including:
Anti aging creams
Hair loss remedies
Readers’ beauty questions
Complementary Therapies in Pregnancy
Complaining about dentists
Readers’ questions on tooth care
Guide to a good eye test
Guide to spectacle prescriptions
Health Policy Research
Antonia Chitty can carry out in depth research into issues surrounding health policy. She works for major UK organisations including the British Medical Association, NCT, Which?, the College of Optometrists, SeeAbility and Breast Cancer Care, researching topics such as quality in health care, doctors careers, screening and risk.
Recent work includes:
Complementary Therapies in Pregnancy (for the NCT)
Quality in HealthCare (for Which?)
NHS Targets (scoping paper for Which?)
Why doctors leave the profession (British Medical Association)
Alternatives to sole NHS employment for consultants (British Medical Association)
Your rights in the NHS (Which? Magazine)
Regulation of health professionals (Which? Magazine)
Handling patient complaints (Which? Magazine)