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Providing global news, insight and analysis

World Healthcare Journal is a new title, providing strategic insight to the development of policy and practice in international healthcare and life sciences. The publication offers truly independent insight on the big issues facing the world today.

Available as an app, online and in print, the title will provide opinion, news and intelligence for governments, healthcare providers and private sector organisations at a senior level covering all global markets, topics and sectors.



World Healthcare Journal covers a broad range of topics and debates in the international healthcare sphere. Key editorial areas include:

Health Policy – Health Systems Development – Infrastructure – Clinical Services – Digital Health – Workforce – Education & Training – Medical Technology and Equipment – Pharmaceuticals – Life sciences

Global Markets

Global Markets

World Healthcare Journal is a truly global title covering all markets and countries. Particular areas of interest include: 

Middle East – Africa – India – Latin America – Eastern Europe – Western Europe – SouthEast Asia – North America – Australia.



World Healthcare Journal is the ‘must have’ source for intelligence and information for senior level decision makers in both the public and private sectors globally.

Its audience of subscribers includes policy makers, politicians and civil servants, healthcare providers in both the public and private sectors, financiers and innovators in the sector.

Who we are

Stephen Dorrell

Chairman Dorson Group

Stephen is also Chairman of LaingBuisson, the healthcare market intelligence company. Stephen was appointed chair of the NHS Confederation in November 2015. Stephen was a Member of Parliament from 1979 to 2015 and a member of the government from 1987 to 1997. He was a member of the Cabinet as Secretary of State for the National Heritage from 1994 to 1995 and Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997. Between 2010 and 2014, Stephen was the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee, developing the role of the Committee as an authoritative cross- party voice on health and care policy.

Clare Whelan


Clare was an elected local government councillor from 1990-2014 holding different roles including Mayor, Cabinet Member, Scrutiny Chair and Health & Wellbeing Board Member. She was active in the cross party Local Government Association from 1998- 2014 on programme Boards and developing councillor recruitment and leadership training programmes. Her day job at Westminster involved working with politicians and the policy world. Clare was appointed an OBE for services to local government, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.

Ben Howlett


Ben was Member of Parliament for Bath from 2015 to 2017 and Chair of the first Parliamentary Group for Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions. He also Chaired the Stroke Group and supported the personalised medicines and data analytics groups. Prior to entering Parliament Ben worked alongside the NHS and the wider public sector providing consultancy support. During his time in Parliament he led on the work with No.10 to integrate housing with health and social care. He has worked on a range of cross party Select Committee inquiries into a range of issues including Meningitis and Brain Tumours.

Sarah Cartledge

Group Editor

Sarah Cartledge is an experienced international healthcare editorial director. Currently launching World Healthcare Journal for Dorson West, she has also launched the Global Opportunity series of publications including GO Healthcare which were distributed globally. She is a skilled writer and interviewer who has regularly contributed to national and international newspapers and magazines in her career. A former contributing editor to Hello! magazine for more than 15 years, her interviews have included presidents, politicians and high profile figures. She has an MA in Modern History from the University of Oxford.

Dan Male

Deputy Editor

Dan is the editor of Accountable Care Journal and Primary Care Journal; covering developments in integrated care, the social determinants of health, acute and primary care services, social care and local government for a professional audience in the UK. An emerging voice in the sector, Dan is a key advocate of wellbeing and health outcome considerations across all public policy fields. Coming from a policy background, he is now focusing on developing digital publishing solutions for a range of market sectors to host professional insight and best practice. He has previously held positions in Parliament, as a media advisor for World Vision and data analyst for Experian Footfall. He holds a Masters Degree in policy analysis from the University of Bath and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Sheffield. 

David Duffy

Deputy Editor

David is Deputy Editor at World Healthcare Journal. David is also Editor of Hospital Times where, in addition to driving content, he also oversees the day-to-day running of the publication. David has a degree in History and Politics from the University of East Anglia and has a background in international policy, having previously worked for lobbyist organisations in Washington DC. David firmly believes in the importance of sharing digital innovations across organisations, platforms and borders to maximise the potential benefits.

Steve Gardner

Publishing Director

Following on from a long career in media and publishing during which he has created a diverse range of consumer and business to business titles, Steve has been a specialist in the development of opportunities in the international healthcare space since 2010. As well as creating the acclaimed Global Opportunity series of international business titles, Steve created Healthcare UK’s supplier engagement programme in 2017 and has worked extensively in the Middle East, Indian, South American and African markets.

Arran Wedderburn

Business Development Manager

Following on from working in the UK Parliament for an MP and Government Whip, Arran is now working on Business Development for the World Healthcare Journal and will be focusing on the international market as well as the UK market. Arran grew up in the Middle East and has lived in multiple countries throughout his life. He also has previous experience in senior white collar recruitment, healthcare and life science supplies.

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ISSN Number: 2633-1136

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