Virgo Health, Euro RSCG Life Medicom and Health Mandate big winners at Communiqué Awards 2010

Virgo Health, Euro RSCG Life Medicom and Health Mandate were among the big winners at last night's Communiqué Awards 2010.

Big winner: Virgo Health
Big winner: Virgo Health

Virgo took home three awards including Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year for the second year running, and two prizes for its joint campaign with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health for the launch of Alli.

Meanwhile, Euro RSCG Life Medicom picked up three gongs including the Award for Best Corporate Communications.

Mandate HealthHealth Mandate also had a successful night, taking home three awards including the coveted Communiqué Small Consultancy of the Year accolade and the prize for Best Healthcare Policy Programme for the agency's work with The Hepatitis C Trust.

Munro & Forster also picked up two awards for its work with NHS Blood & Transplant for media relations and the Judges' Award for Innovation in Healthcare Communications.

The winners were applauded at the awards dinner at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane last night, which was hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre.

Virgo Health joint founder Sarah Matthews was chair of this year’s judging panel, which included judges from Tonic Life Communications, OgilvyHealthPR, Resolute Communications and Insight Public Affairs.

The awards saw a 20% increase in the number of entries submitted compared to last year, taking the number up to just under 300.

 

List of winners:

Communiqué Healthcare Communications Awards

Best Communication of Scientific Data Ash Healthcare for Daiichi Sankyo UK – Ometec on Trial

Best Communication of Survey, Market Research or Audit Data Red Health for Pfizer – Driving Get Real, Get a Prescription to the Next Level

Best Medical Communications via Meetings or Congresses Resolute Communications for Shire – Through the Looking Glass: A Children’s Perspective on ADHD

Best Medical Education Programme for Physicians Baxter Healthcare – Access is the Key – Achieving Success Through PD Access Academy & Euro RSCG Life Medicom for BMS – Responsibility, Anticipation, Discussion, Assessment and Response Approach

Best Professional Education Programme Abbott Nutrition and the Royal College of Nursing – Nutrition Now

The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacy Award for Best Public health Initiative Euro RSCG Life Medicom for Innovex and NHS Doncaster – Test Your Heart

Best Patient Healthcare Programme Healthcare Solutions PR for Chrohn’s and Colitis UK – Overcoming Ignorance of Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Best Healthcare Policy Programme Health Mandate for The Hepatitis C Trust, supported by Roche Products – Securing a liver strategy

Excellence in Product Communications Virgo Health for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health – The Launch of Alli

Excellence in Healthcare Communications using Digital Media Cancer Research UK and Unity - Skindividual

Excellence in Healthcare Communications using Media Relations (UK) Munro & Forster for NHS Blood & Transplant – NHS Blood & Transplant Organ Donation

Excellence in Healthcare Communications using Media Relations (International) GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health & Virgo – Laucnhing Alli Across Europe

Best Consumer Health Communications Programme Pegasus PR for Thornton & Ross – Hedrin – Once a week, Take a Peek: Getting Ahead of Head Lice

Writing Excellence Health Mandate for Rarer Cancers Forum – Off Limits

Best Healthcare Partnership Ketchum Pleon for Pfizer UK – Follow your Heart: Improving Post-myocardial Infarction Care in the UK

Judges’ Award for Innovation in Healthcare Communications Munro & Forster for NHS Blood & Transplant - NHS Blood & Transplant Organ Donation

Communiqué Individual, Team and Organisation Awards

Patient or Professional Association of the Year Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity, submitted by Athena

In-House Team of the Year Medtronic

Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications Red Door Communications’ Nicky Walsby

Healthcare Communiquétor of the Year Chris Brinsmead

Healthcare Communications Advocate Baroness Julia Neuberger

Communiqué Industry Reputation Awards

Awards for Best Corporate Communications Euro RSCG Life Medicom for European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines – Counterfeiting Superhighway

Award for Best Internal communications Programme Shire PLC – A Brand New Brand for Shire Pharmaceuticals

Trust & Reputation Award Leerink MPIP Initiative Steering Committee – Medical Publishing Insights and Practices Initiative

Communiqué Consultancy Awards

Communiqué Small Consultancy of the Year Health Mandate

The Succinct Communications Award for Medical Communications Consultancy of the Year Watermeadow Medical

Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year Virgo Health

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