Kieth Pollard

Keith Pollard

Keith is one of Europe’s leading experts on medical tourism and is a regular speaker, writer and commentator on this developing business sector.

Keith’s early career in marketing within the pharmaceutical industry was followed by ten years in marketing and business development in the private healthcare sector where he gained extensive experience in the marketing of London’s leading private hospitals to international patients.

In the mid 1990s, he became an internet entrepreneur, believing in the potential of the internet to disseminate healthcare information and inform patient choice for patients seeking treatment in their own country or as medical tourists.

Keith is currently Managing Director of Intuition Communication, an online publisher that operates market-leading healthcare portals such as Private Healthcare UK, GoPrivate, Surgery Door, HarleyStreet.com and the Harley Street Guide.

Intuition has been a first mover in providing online information for medical tourists. The company operates Treatment Abroad, one of the busiest medical tourism sites on the web, attracting patients from all over the world who are seeking help in choosing an overseas healthcare provider and Medical Tourism Reviews which encourages patients to provide feedback on their medical tourism experience. DoctorInternet is aimed at Arabic speaking medical tourists. Intuition also publishes IMTJ – International Medical Travel Journal – the leading online business to business resource for the medical travel and medical tourism markets.

Keith’s company has initiated a Code of Practice for Medical Tourism and has funded  research into various aspects of medical travel including the the Treatment Abroad Medical Tourism Survey, which attracted over 1,000 respondents in 2012.

Via its web portals, information guides and directories and through the latest medical tourism news, Intuition gives patients the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about the selection of international healthcare providers and the process of medical tourism.