About Us

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with long-term mental and physical health problems by educating them, their carers and their healthcare professionals about the most effective ways of managing their conditions.

Our vision is to bring practical, effective and credible information together in one place that will treat long term health as a complex and interconnected web of conditions and recognise that people with one condition may have other pressing needs. People who enter the site will feel they are in a space where they are treated as a whole person with multiple needs and anxieties. The focus will be on helping people to understand their conditions better and allow them to get the most out of life, whether at home, at work or in care.

Dominic Arkwright

Dominic Arkwright founded The Sound Doctor in 2011 after spending 25 years in front of microphone and camera with BBC news.

As well as travelling widely to report on wars and political upheavals across the world for the Today programme and Newsnight, Dominic reported on all aspects of life in the UK. He also presented a discussion programme – Off The Page – on Radio 4 for many years and several series of documentaries before he hung up his microphone and started The Sound Doctor., 


Since it began, the company has produced a comprehensive library of health content containing hundreds of high quality short films. 

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.


Rosie Runciman

Rosie Runciman is co-founder of The Sound Doctor Ltd. Before that she spent more than 20 years producing and editing news and current affairs programmes on BBC national radio and the World Service.

She was the co-creator and editor of The World Today during a long spell at the World Service and went on to edit Newshour. She also worked on The Today Programme, Newsnight and Radio 5 Live.  



Professor James Kingsland

Professor James Kingsland OBE was, until April 2020, President of the National Association Primary Care, having previously served as Chairman from 2004-08.

He was the senior partner in a nationally renowned, award winning General Practice in the North West of England and has a wealth of experience in primary care, medical education and medical politics.

James is the co-author of the new care model for the NHS, the Primary Care Home, and was one of the two national leads for the programme.

He served as a senior GP advisor at the Department of Health to both ministers and the senior civil service from 1999-2002 and from 2009–2013.

James has also held advisory positions with National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Monitor. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. In July 2018, he was made an Honorary Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire.