Simon Stones

Health Advocate and Consultant; Associate Medical Writer, Envision Pharma

Why Plain Language Summaries?

“For far too long, research findings have been inaccessible to the very people who make research possible in the first place. Research must be accessible to everyone, not just the privileged few, which is why plain language summaries are so important. By providing objective, evidence-informed research in an accessible format, the gap between the research community and patients, caregivers, and other non-specialists is narrowed, better enabling people to access research and use it to enhance their own health and wellbeing.”


Simon Stones is a Medical Writer and a Multi-Award-Winning Health Advocate and Consultant, inspired by his experience of living with health conditions since his early childhood. He was recognised in 2019 and 2020 as one of the top 100 most influential people with health conditions in the UK and is regarded as an international patient leader in rheumatology and patient engagement/involvement.