Recommendations

Obtaining genuine advice on men’s health upon which companies and health organisations can base future work can be more than simply problematical. In truth, there are few people working in the sphere of men’s health and, of those, few will equal Peter Baker’s grasp of the issues and contact with the people who matter when it comes to policy implementation and the development of practice”

Professor Ian Banks, President, European Men’s Health Forum.

 

Peter is one of the UK’s premier experts in men’s health and would be an asset to any organisation committed to making a difference on health equality issues”

Mike Birtwistle, Founding Partner, Incisive Health.

 

I have worked regularly with Peter Baker, over the last 20 years on a broad range of men’s health related projects and research. His knowledge and experience in this area is valuable and extensive and I have found his guidance and consultancy hugely useful in developing the highly successful programmes established within the UK postal service – which is often used as an exemplar”

Dr Steve Boorman, Chief Medical Officer, Optima Health; previously Director of Corporate Responsibility, Royal Mail.

 

I have known Peter for several years now and we have worked together on a number of health policy-related issues. Peter is a great champion of men’s health and has worked tirelessly to get the subject on the agenda for both policy makers and employers. He operates in a very collaborative style and is an excellent networker who believes in the power of partnership”

Paul Deemer, Equality and Diversity Consultant, NHS Employers.

 

Peter is an outstanding health advocate. His work at the Men’s Health Forum pushed the issue to the top of the policy agenda – starting from being something that was never discussed and ending up a significant stream of health policy thinking. Peter made the Forum a force to be reckoned with, forging strong links with government right up to ministerial level, all based on his expert policy analysis and advice, strategic vision and sense of purpose”

Mark Flanagan, Chief Executive, Beating Bowel Cancer.

 

Peter has been an inspirational colleague, who has personally created uniquely successful campaigns which have improved the health and lives of difficult to reach populations. Furthermore he has worked tirelessly to achieve the goals he has set for himself and his organisations personally, rather than delegating to others. It has been a pleasure and an invaluable experience to work with Peter, and I sincerely hope to be able to work with him again in the future”

Dr David Haslam, GP and Chair, National Obesity Forum.

 

I’ve worked with Peter over many years, and it’s always been a real pleasure. He is a clear communicator and writer, a respected and effective leader, has good, focused ideas, and, joy of joys, is wholly reliable!”

Gill Hudson, formerly Editor-in-Chief, Reader’s Digest.

 

You were a joy to work with and we learnt a lot from your training session on men’s public health for the South West Public Health Training Programme.  You designed your programme to meet our specific needs, covering epidemiology, theory, policy and practical action.  The session was spot on: it was pitched well, clearly structured and ran to time.  You were engaging and informative and we would readily recommend you to anyone seeking a greater insight into men’s health.”

Charlotte Matthews, Public Health Specialty Registrar, South West Public Health Training Programme.

 

Peter is a tireless and innovative campaigner. Few have done more to promote the difficult cause of men’s health and I would not hesitate to recommend him as a consultant. He’s wise, wily and highly effective”

Paul Nuki, formerly Chief Editor, NHS Choices.

 

Peter is hard working, engaging and passionate about his work. In a matter of a few years he managed a team to raise the profile of the Men’s Health Forum in a suave and urbane fashion. He has been key in putting men’s health firmly on the agenda on a national and international level by using his skills as a diplomat, writer and marketeer. A steadfast colleague who is a pleasure to work with, Peter is a man of many talents”

Dr Ayan Panja, GP, medical broadcaster and writer.

 

I have known Peter for well over 10 years – it is due, in no small part, to Peter’s inspirational work, strong advocacy and excellent communication skills on the important issue of men’s health in the UK that I and others have become actively engaged in promoting this area of work. Peter’s leadership and his unique ability to combine hard-hitting research, media campaigns, lobbying and accessible publications with a range of pragmatic solutions to the many sometimes difficult issues, have encouraged all stakeholders including government and the private and third sectors to keep the issue of men’s health at the forefront of policy and practice development in this country”

Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford OBE, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Men’s Health, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at University of East London

 

Peter is to be commended for the excellent work that he did in conducting an independent review of Ireland’s National Men’s Health Policy. His breadth of expertise in men’s health, together with his meticulous but very pragmatic approach to the work, resulted in a document that has helped shape the future direction of men’s health policy in Ireland. There are very few people in the field of men’s health who have the same grasp of the critical issues affecting men.”

Dr Noel Richardson, Lecturer and Director, Centre for Men’s Health, Carlow Institute of Technology, Ireland.

 

Peter has been one of the major innovators and change-makers in the field of men’s health over the last decade, gaining recognition for the issue as a key public health concern not only within government but also within a wide range of other public and private sector contexts. As a former colleague, I have witnessed first-hand the ease with which he is able to work at developing strategy as well as plan and implement services. He will bring a measured, thoughtful and professional approach to any task”

Stephen Sibbald, Head of UK Operations, World Society for the Protection of Animals.

 

I have worked with Peter for around five years on a range of issues both at the Department of Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.  He is a passionate advocate for improving health inequalities and I have always been impressed by how he communicates this passion and so inspires others to act”

Oliver Smith, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

 

Peter supported The Royal Mail Health and Wellbeing teams to deliver Health Awareness programmes, specifically those designed to improve the health of men and their families. Peter has a vast knowledge of men’s health needs and was only too willing to work with our teams across the UK. I am certain that it was his input that helped to raise our standards of health promotion and the health of our employees.”

Stuart Wallace, Lay Member responsible for Patient and Public Participation Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and formerly Royal Mail Group Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Management.

 

Peter has been at the forefront of developments in men’s health for over 15 years. His knowledge of the issues and his passion for the cause make him one of the most important players in the field today.”

Professor Alan White, founder of the Centre for Men’s Health at Leeds Metropolitan University, ex-Chair of Men’s Health Forum Board of Trustees, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Society of Men’s Health.