About Us

About Us

What makes us different?

We are an independent agency specialising in healthcare public affairs, patient advocacy and communications.

We are an award-winning team of original thinkers who advise ambitious clients to tell their story and achieve change in the health, social care and life sciences sectors.

We bring a campaigning edge to everything we do. We build bridges between the worlds of industry, the health sector and the voluntary and public sectors.

Our consultants have backgrounds in politics, journalism, campaigns, policy-making, life sciences, market access, public affairs and strategic communications at a UK and global level.

As an agency we are recognised as industry-leaders in patient advocacy and patient partnership working, and we are proud to have founded the Patient Partnership Index 2020 .

OVID Health in numbers …

Winner of 10 prestigious awards

Achieved 800m+ social media reach for clients

Launched 2 cancer charities

Worked on 85 client briefs and counting……

Founded 1 industry group in cell and gene therapies

Helped secure 11 national policy changes

Founded the Patient Partnership Index

Provided pro bono advice to 14 health charities

Our Story

OVID Health was created to bridge the divide between ‘traditional’ healthcare PR, public affairs, campaigns and patient advocacy.

We were founded in 2018 by former ministerial adviser and health comms industry leader Jenny Ousbey as a specialist agency with a core team of health and life sciences specialists supported by a small network of associates.

Since our launch we have won multiple awards for our client campaigns, been named Small Agency of the Year 2021 (and multiple New Agency of the Year awards) and have been recognised for our expertise in a number of industry-leading publications.

SME Climate Commitment

We are proud to have taken the SME Climate Commitment in 2021, pledging to do our part to help cut carbon emissions and protect the planet. Organised by the SME Climate Hub, this UN-backed commitment means OVID has promised to halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.