Livingstone Medical is a research-based design consultancy that
focus on the relationship between health communication,
consumer psychology and patient behaviour and have been incorporating the results of this research into our design projects
for over three decades.
In 2007 this research formed the basis for Coventry University's
new MA in Health Communication Design - a course specifically designed for healthcare professionals.
This work has been endorsed in the US - by both the American
Academy of Family Physicians' Foundation (AAFP) and Case
Western Teaching Hospital's Department of Family Practice.
It has also been certified in the UK by the Department of Health's Information Standard - and supported by the Family Doctor's Association.
Our clients regularly include NHS Organisations, Public Health Agencies, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Healthcare Companies, Patient Support Groups, Medical Charities and Health Publishers.
Founder, Ian Livingstone, has over 30 years experience in health
promotion, patient communication and drug marketing - including
10 years with pharmaceutical giant Merck (MSD).
In 1991 he founded Medical Network - a company specialising in
the design and creation of patient education tools - and first
launched the consumer health series 'Diseases Explained'.
In 2003 he began publishing it worldwide - from the US - with a
clinical dIvision at Wolter Kluwers. The series has now been
published in over 40 countries - and in almost as many languages.
In 2003, he edited and published the US consumer reference book
'A Patient Guide To Diseases & Conditions' (Lexi-Comp)
In 2008 he joined Coventry University's School of Art & Design
as Course Director - lecturing on many aspects of Health
Marketing, Patient Communication and Design.
He was also an integral part of the management team that launched
the UK's new Health Design & Technology Institute.