Susan Mayor works as a freelance medical journalist, editor, and trainer in communications. In this capacity, she has been paid, and continues to be paid, by a wide range of organisations for providing these skills on a professional basis. These include: NHS organisations, including NHS Choices, NHS Kidney Care, and others; publishers, including the BMJ group, the Lancet group, Sherborne Gibbs and others; professional organisations, including the Society for Acute Medicine, NCEPOD and others; charities and patients’ organisations, including Breast Cancer Care, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and others; pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ferring, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, Servier, Roche, and others; and communications agencies, including Burson Marsteller, Chandler Chicco, Cohn and Wolfe, Edelman Ogilvy, Red Door, Ruder Finn, and others. She has no stock options or shares in any pharmaceutical or healthcare companies, however she invests in a personal pension, which may invest in these types of companies. She is managing director of Susan Mayor Limited, the company name under which she provides medical writing and communications services.