My name is Nick. (You may have guessed that already)

I have been posting my thoughts to the internet since 1999, though only here since 2014. I began at university, when a friend introduced me to a message board. Since then, I have tweeted, facebooked and commented in lots of places.

I am a charity CEO fascinated by the amazing things people do to help others.  I believe supporters and volunteers for charities are a foundation of society, complementing crucial public services such as healthcare and education. Ultimately, science and research can help us understand how to improve treatments and deliver better care across the whole spectrum of chronic conditions.