Leah Hardy

Leah Hardy is responsible for commissioning and editing the What Your Patient Is Thinking series of patient-authored articles that appear fortnightly in the BMJ. Leah's journalism career has included editing Cosmopolitan magazine. Since becoming a freelance writer and editor, Leah has written for most national newspapers, including the Guardian, Times, Mail, and a huge number of magazines.

Leah has also worked as part of Cancer Research UK's Media Volunteers team, primarily working directly with patients and carers.

She is also a carer herself and as such has a great deal of experience of the NHS as a service user, and has a personal interest in inclusion and disability issues.

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