The Urology Foundation welcomes its first Director of Communications and Policy


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The Urology Foundation welcomes its first Director of Communications and Policy


23 November 2023

The Urology Foundation has appointed Laura Thorne as its Director of Communications and Policy.

Laura has worked in health public affairs and strategic communications for over a decade. She is experienced in campaigning and driving policy change for the benefit of patients and the NHS. As the first Director of Communications and Policy at The Urology Foundation, her appointment demonstrates their continued commitment to transforming urology care.

Before joining The Urology Foundation, Laura held the position of Head of Health Public Affairs at a prominent communications and marketing agency. She worked with charities and industry clients providing strategic advice, delivering targeted, awareness-raising campaigns and steering policy change at a national and local level.

She also spent three years working in Westminster for the late Member of Parliament for Southend West, Sir David Amess, who worked extensively in the health space.

Laura said:  “I am delighted to be joining The Urology Foundation to support their fight against urology disease. The team drives real change through cutting-edge research and nurturing the urological talent of tomorrow. I look forward to building on the excellent work already underway by leading on innovative campaigns and policy programmes that deliver for patients and the medical and scientific sectors.”


Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive of The Urology Foundation said: “Laura brings a wealth of experience to the charity and will strengthen our efforts to use our outstanding research outcomes to drive meaningful change, raise awareness, and advocate for improved urological health for all. ”



For more information contact:

Laura Thorne

020 3417 9820


Notes for Editors

About The Urology Foundation 

We are the only medical charity dedicated to improving the nation’s urological health through the investment of cutting-edge research and the training and education of urology professionals.

Diseases and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs are becoming more prevalent and devastating the lives of thousands of men, women and children in the UK and Ireland. TUF is committed to find better treatments and cures, and nurturing urology professionals to deliver better care and help to people affected by urology disease.

The Urology Foundation – leading the fight against urology disease

The Urology Foundation can offer journalists:

  • Expert views and opinions
  • Urology health information
  • Interviews and photo opportunities
  • Case studies
  • Campaign information