About us

About us

We provide news, insight and analysis to keep you informed of the latest developments in health and social care in the UK.

Funding woes, workforce pressures and increasing demands for services make today a challenging time for health and social care in Britain. Discussions surrounding new outcome-based models of healthcare, integrated services and devolution are underway as decision makers are under pressure to maintain a fully funded and functioning NHS. Healthcare leaders, practitioners and managers want to know what works.

“We bring together leaders in health, social care, local government, policy and research to engage with the latest insights and analysis surrounding the future of health and social care in the UK.”

We offer a unique way to keep informed with all developments in health and care, reporting on the latest news, insight and analysis from the sector. ICJ brings together content from a wide range of providers through our innovative digital platform that allows users to tailor the content they receive, engage in discussions and easily share debates with colleagues and friends.

We are nonpartisan and not affiliated with any political groups.

What we do



ICJ reports on the latest developments in health and social care policy and practice, mental health, medical research and innovation, social determinants of health, new and emerging models of care, workforce and community health.



ICJ Insight highlights the successes, failures, opportunities and challenges of health and social care developments in the UK, bringing perspectives and opinions directly from those most engaged within the sector.

We host exclusive insight features from NHS professionals, leaders in physical and mental health, social care, local and national government, digital innovation, transformation and change, policy making, Academic Health Science Networks, research organisations and more.



Delving into the most pressing challenges facing health and social care, ICJ Analysis provides readers with an in-depth look at the current state of affairs, crucial developments, key stakeholders and questions for the future.

ICJ Analysis gives health and care professionals the understanding they need to make positive steps in practice by evaluating information from a broad range of sources, internally and with external partners.

Who we are

Dan Male

Policy and Publishing Director

Dan is Director of Policy and Publishing at Public Policy Projects, leading the delivery of policy projects including State of the Nation and State of the Globe series. He leads the policy and publishing team, also overseeing content production for PPP publications as Editor-in-Chief.

Dan is a key advocate of wellbeing and health outcome considerations across all public policy fields. Coming from a policy background, he is now focusing on developing digital publishing solutions for a range of market sectors to host professional insight and best practice. He has previously worked for a Member of Parliament, as a media advisor for World Vision and as a data analyst for Experian Footfall. He holds a Masters Degree in policy analysis from the University of Bath and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Sheffield.

Francesco Tamilia


Francesco is the Editor of Integrated Care Journal. Although sustainability within the health sector and environmental health are his main areas of interest, he also covers mental health, primary care, the acute sector and social care. As well as being a key health and care features writer, Francesco is responsible for multimedia output and digital engagement for all PPP publications.

Francesco believes that environmental sustainability is crucial to addressing both the unprecedented financial challenges in health and social care and the high carbon emissions that the NHS accounts for. Francesco has studied in the United States and the United Kingdom, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Westminster.

David Duffy

Senior Editor

David is an acute sector specialist, writing for ICJ on all things relating to NHS Trusts. David is also Editor of Hospital Times where, in addition to driving content, he also oversees the day-to-day running of the publication. David has a degree in History and Politics from the University of East Anglia and has a background in international policy, having previously worked for lobbyist organisations in Washington DC. David firmly believes in the importance of sharing digital innovations across organisations, platforms and borders to maximise the potential benefits.

Ben Howlett

Managing Director

Ben is Managing Director of Public Policy Projects (PPP) which includes ICJ. He was Member of Parliament for Bath from 2015 to 2017 and Chair of the first Parliamentary Group for Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions. He also Chaired the Stroke Group and supported the personalised medicines and data analytics groups. Prior to entering Parliament Ben worked alongside the NHS and the wider public sector providing consultancy support. During his time in Parliament he led on the work with No.10 to integrate housing with health and social care. He has worked on a range of cross party Select Committee inquiries into a range of issues including Meningitis and Brain Tumours.

Charley Hacquoil

Social Care correspondent

Charley holds a 1st Class Honours Degree from the University of Exeter in Politics, where she specialised in women’s rights and gender policy. As part of her degree, Charley spent a year studying in the Netherlands at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she took a particular interest in anti-trafficking policy. 

Lottie Moore

Health Inequalities correspondent

Lottie is a Policy and Partnerships Executive at Public Policy Projects, looking at health inequalities and women’s health. She has a Starred First from Bristol University and an MA in Society and Belief from Oxford, where she focused on Brexit, class and identity politics.

Alongside her role at PPP, Lottie works as a Research Assistant at SOAS, tracking evolving discourse surrounding free speech and identity in the UK. Prior to working at PPP, she worked in publishing and public relations.

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Integrated Care Journal
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ISSN Number: 2517-2662