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Bethan Perel

Founder & CEO

As a healthcare professional herself, Bethan has seen how combining medical knowledge, exceptional communication and digital health catalyses the relationship between medical experts and empowered patients. The extraordinary potential for improvement in patient outcomes is a driving force behind Bethan’s work. 

Bethan entered the healthcare sector as a physiotherapist. Physiotherapist is a role that forges communications skills because intensive work with the same patient over long periods often involves helping patients to understand their diagnoses and the medical advice that comes with them.  

Over her 19 years6 in the sector, Bethan has shifted her focus from practising to growing quality businesses so they can help more people. She has worked closely with private medical specialists and other health professionals to develop, implement and market new services.  

She acquired project management qualifications and achieved an MBA with a concentration on communication. She worked in the private sector and in government, adding even more perspective to her understanding of how strategy and communication grow healthcare businesses and improve patient outcomes. 

Founding Plain Speaking Health has given Bethan the chance to turn proven methodologies into results for medical specialists, researchers and healthcare entrepreneurs. Her insights and unique experience see her sought out by businesses that seek to make the most impact. 

For Bethan, this gives her the chance to pursue her own end goals, to: 

  • Make sure real experts have the tools they need to have the strongest possible voice in their patients’ care 
  • Empower patients directly to understand their condition, engage in their care and take powerful personal actions to improve their health outcomes