Employing the latest in adult learning techniques and educational design, we deliver medical education for a global audience delivered by expert faculty

Adapting to evolving learning styles, we demonstrate improved educational outcomes reflected through advanced industry leading outcomes analysis

Online Education

Working with all major global pharmaceutical companies, our group delivers accredited, supported, and unsupported content in a highly compliant structure

Touch Independent Medical Education Ltd.

Delivering the latest science to healthcare professionals at the point of care to improve education outcomes

  • Educational formats for accredited and non-accredited programmes
  • Healthcare professional platforms covering eight major therapy areas
  • Industry leading educational outcomes based on Moore's levels, using advanced analytical techniques

Touch Medical Communications Ltd.

Working closely with our sponsors, we meet your education goals, ensuring maximum engagement with your key science

  • Educational programming covers the full product life cycle
  • Healthcare professional platforms covering eight major therapy areas
  • Impact reporting that truly measures the success of the communications

What makes us different?

Find out some of the reasons why we work with every major pharmaceutical company worldwide

Educating Healthcare Professionals Since 2005

We have got a strong heritage plus we have also recruited a strong team from the medical education industry

Over 100 relationships with leading medical societies

Unparalleled society partnerships and long term relationships with leading faculty

Free and easy to access for HCPs globally

Our engaged HCP community regularly interact with our content across all therapy areas

Credible, independent and trusted clinical content

Our Editorial Boards provide continuous leadership and guidance, plus peer-reviewed Journals for each therapy area

Major medical conference coverage

Pertinent to each of our therapy area websites, articles and video interviews with faculty are added within hours of being filmed

Global Expert Faculty Relationships

We have strong relationships with the leading experts across a wide variety of specialty areas to lead our cutting-edge education

Medical Societies & Congress Partners

We work with a strong partner network for sharing content and recruiting faculty

Meet the Touch Medical Media Group Team

Here's the group leadership team

Brian Tempest

Non-Executive Chairman

Brian has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 46 years in both the discovery and generic pharmaceutical industries. This has included Beecham, Glaxo, Searle, Fisons and Ranbaxy Laboratories. He has managed global pharmaceutical businesses around the world and, as CEO of a listed company, has presented at investor conferences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. Today Brian is also on the Governance Board of the United Nations Patent Pool and is a Non-Executive Independent Director of several companies in healthcare sectors including hospital management, medical diagnostics, packaging and pharmaceuticals. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Generic Medicines.


Barney Kent

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Barney is an ambitious and highly accomplished CEO & Managing Director with over 20 years’ experience in medical education. As an award-winning Medical Sales Director at Touch Group Plc. (trading as Touch Briefings), he successfully developed and managed a team of 30 and was responsible for the development of the company’s products and revenue, covering 30 journal titles across 15 therapy areas. In 2012 Barney successfully led the asset purchase of several established therapy areas from Touch Briefings to form Touch Medical Media (TMM). Since 2012 Barney has focussed on building a first-class team, including multiple industry leaders who, in turn, have been instrumental in developing the company’s products, platforms and partnerships to position Touch as a leading and trusted provider of next-generation medical education. Touch Medical Media believes that the quality and accessibility of our medical education is our most important asset, which is evidenced by the ongoing, rapid growth of physicians visiting our websites from around the globe. On a personal level, Barney is a keen cyclist, is married and has two daughters.


David Noble

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

David trained and practised as a clinical scientist and, prior to moving into the commercial sector, held several academic positions including those at Cambridge University Hospitals, The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and University of London. David moved from academia in 1992 and spent several years in the commercial development of drug compounds and clinical trial management. He moved into the communications and education side of the industry in 1998, where he has built a successful career in managing start-up businesses and developing small businesses to the next level. Having held several Managing Directorships, David is now the Chief Operating Officer for Touch Medical Media, where he has overseen a period of sustained growth. Although David’s focus is now commercial, he maintains an active interest in clinical science and is often to be found providing counsel to the Touch medical teams in his areas of expertise.


Helen Halsall

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Helen is a Chartered Accountant and CFO with experience of corporate finance and strategic planning across the UK and Ireland mainly in the SME sector. Helen focusses on strategic and financial insight to develop and support the delivery of business plans matched to strategic aims. She qualified as an ACA with Ernst & Young in London and her career has included finance director and CEO roles in growing entrepreneurial businesses aswell as corporate finance advisory roles relating to M&A and fund raising. Helen graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Economics and Politics. In her spare time she is a keen fell walker and runner.


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