Mike is a Chartered Psychologist and registered Health Psychologist. He runs his own health psychology business having recently worked in the Public Health team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Whilst at the Council he was responsible for coordinating the city’s Health Literacy strategy and plan.
The work in Stoke-on-Trent included the development of the "It's OK to Ask" initiative in partnership with UHNM and the local CCGs. The "Health Literacy Friendly" scheme was also developed as part of the health literacy strategy in the city. This sees healthcare organisations carrying out improvements to the way they communicate and support patients and service users to understand and act on the health information that is shared with them.