Dominic joined Dr Foster for a short time, producing audio content on many health conditions for NHS Choices before setting up The Sound Doctor with Rosie Runciman.
Dominic’s motivation for setting up a company delivering high quality, coherent and authoritative films about self-management of long term conditions was prompted by a growing realisation that if people weren’t encouraged and enabled to look after their own health the NHS would go bust.
Since 2012 the company has produced a library of more than 300 films covering diabetes, COPD, dementia and cardiovascular disease amongst others. They are of exceptionally high quality and extremely well reviewed by clinicians, charities and patients. The Sound Doctor library has been described as the best resource of its kind in the world by the Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care. Dominic conducts every interview and structures every film himself to ensure that his high BBC production values are maintained.
The aim is to give people the tools they need to look after themselves effectively, stay independent for longer and get the most out of life. The films are being used to help populations in many CCG areas including Barnsley, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire as well as being offered to customers at pharmacies in London and the West Midlands.
Evaluations have shown that The Sound Doctor reduces the amount of time that people spend with their GPs and other clinicians and also reduces the number of avoidable admissions to hospital.
Dominic also presented a series of weekly radio programmes about health and wellbeing for NHS Choices and Age UK aimed at engaging people with their own health.
When he’s not filming Dominic describes himself as a reluctant cyclist, an unlucky fisherman and a hopeless golfer. He lives in Gloucestershire with one wife, three dogs and five children.