About me

I worked in-house in communications for 25 years before starting my own consultancy business in 2012.


  • Christian Aid: Director of Advocacy and Communications
  • Commission for Social Care Inspection: Director of Communications, User and Public Involvement
  • Prime Minister’s Office: Strategic Communications Adviser on Public Services
  • Department of Health: led the design rebrand project for the NHS in 1998
  • NHS: communications posts at regional level progressing to deputy director
  • Early career: journalism, commercial public relations.


  • Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (for Hood & Woolf)
  • Tearfund
  • SBRI Healthcare
  • Eastern Academic Health Science Network
  • NHS England
  • Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability
  • North West London and South London CSUs
  • NHS Kent and Medway
  • First Step Trust
  • Polka Theatre
  • Camden Healthwatch
  • South London Healthcare NHS Trust
  • South Kent Coast CCG


I often work on research, strategy and engagement projects with Woodnewton Associates, who are on the Government roster for the provision of research services. The clients I have worked on with them are:

  • MHRA
  • Healthwatch England
  • Department of Health (The Clywd-Hart Inquiry into NHS complaints)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Professional Services Authority
  • Civil Aviation Authority

If you haven’t worked with me since 2007 you may know me as Judith Thomas.