About Total Health

Total Health for informed medical choiceDoing your research into treatment options


Providing authoritative and specialist medical information

Total Health helps people to research different treatment options.

The articles on this website are written by senior, expert doctors, specifically for patients.  Their aim is to help patients to understand their own medical situation, to review and consider their different treatment options, and to be able to make informed choices about their health.

... in search of Total Health

Of course, there is no shortage of health information available today and sometimes if quantity overtakes quality, there can be too much.  Frankly, it can be hard sometimes to know what information is trustworthy and correct, but when it comes to making decisions about your health, getting the best information is so important.

This is why we aim to give pure, impartial, trustworthy medical information provided directly by some of the most highly qualified and experienced doctors in the UK.

Patients should be well informed

In an era of ‘patient choice’, it is important that patients have access to quality, up-to-date information.  We asked leading doctors from acknowledged centres of excellence to provide this information.

The quality of the information comes down to the knowledge and skill of the author.  Our articles are all written by highly respected doctors with international reputations who are demonstrably some of the leaders in their respective fields.  We hope what they have written will be useful for you when you make your health decisions.

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The medical education articles in Total Health are available to patients completely free of charge.  Articles are consultant-led and written by independent, senior academic and practising medical experts from the stance of “what’s the best information for patients?”  The content on the website is regularly updated; the ultimate aim is to cover all the therapeutic areas and provide all the information that patients need to know.  Total Health is the web title operated by the independent medical publishing company, Synaptic Ltd, developer of Consultant-Search and Consultant Profile, intelligent websites designed to give patients access to the right consultant according to their diagnosis and that provide a hub page for consultants linking to their patient-facing articles.  The physicians who appear on this site do so on request or at our invitation.

The Total Health Team

Editorially led by teaching hospital consultants, the content on Total Health is written by doctors and physicians from an assortment of therapeutic areas who are unified by a desire to help people with medical ailments to find the best information or advice currently available.  Total Health is supported by the Synaptic management team.

The Total Health team is headed by Medical Director, Dr Amarjit Raindi and publishing director, Bob Davidson. The team are united by the goal of providing the latest and most applicable medical education - directly from the people at the sharp end. The Total Health management team includes:

The senior team of doctors and clinical experts

Content editor, Sue Ryder

Content director, Lucy Hunter

Digital director, Tim Abbott

Enquiries can be directed to the Web Editor at info@totalhealth.co.uk