Mission statement

Membership of the Society of Medical Writers is open to any healthcare practitioner, student or journalist who publishes, or aspires to publish, his or her written work of whatever nature – fact or fiction, prose or poetry.

Membership of the Society is intended to be enjoyable, stimulating and educational, so that writing from (and about) medical practice is improved and encouraged.


  • To encourage members to widen and improve their standards of writing, including the preparation, presentation and submission of material for publication in both scientific and creative genres.
  • To provide regular meetings and workshops for members for the exchange of views, skills and ideas, with opportunities to learn from the experience of other healthcare / writing professionals.
  • To encourage members to enter for the society’s Writing Competitions and Awards and to submit items for publication in the Society’s twice-yearly journal The Writer.