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Mark Duman

Director, MD Healthcare Consultants

Mark Duman

Mark is a rare blend of clinician, management consultant and patient (advocate). He works with organisations to help them better realise the full benefit of their services and products, especially through the oft-untapped potential of patients and the public. This includes application of the ILLUMINATE tool which assesses & improves patient engagement.

He installed the pharmacy component of a Cerner Electronic Health Record (#EHR) at Health Care International, Scotland in 1994. In Lewisham NHS Hospital he developed the award-winning PharmAssist system harnessing multimedia to help ethnic minorities with their medicines-taking.

Mark promoted shared clinical decision-making at The King’s Fund, founded Ask About Medicines week and authored their best-selling publication, ‘Producing Patient Information’.

Within the BBC, he developed a range of behavioural change interventions to improve people’s health and lifestyle. Following roles in publishing and telecoms, Mark moved into consulting – clients include Cancer Research UK, Care Quality Commission, Novartis, NHS England, Microsoft, Siemens and 3M.

In addition to various advisory and mentor roles including Abbott, Digital Therapeutics Alliance, Google and the Health Service Journal, he founded the Patient Information Forum, is a NW England Service Champion for Diabetes UK and a Health & Life Sciences Assessor for Innovate UK.

Mark is a former Public Governor for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, a HIMSS Patient Leader and an Ambassador for NHS England’s Personalised Care Institute.

We work with more than 200 leading Life Sciences companies including:

Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

Life Science Access Academy are also super flexible and helpful when it comes to tailoring some additional sessions to our needs.

Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

We have been partnered with LSAA for several years now which has enabled our team members to develop their competencies and capabilities.

With over 700 learning modules, regular webinars on highly relevant topics across the UK, the opportunity to engage with expert speakers after events and regular blogs and newsletters, the platform is a highly valued resource at Ferring.

The team also provides regular usage statistics so we can understand the hot topics in Ferring and enable colleagues to share knowledge and experience with each other.

Paul Runeckles, Director of Execution Excellence


Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden, National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare