Healthcare: The Week in Healthcare - Key hire for Journalista

Journalista, the comms consultancy, has strengthened its health offering with the appointment of Georgie Agass, former assistant director for comms and engagement at NHS Wiltshire.

In her new role, Agass will head up the health and social comms team. CCD PR has been appointed to handle the consumer PR for the UK's leading airbrush make-up system, Airbase Make-up, following a competitive pitch. The CCD beauty team will aim to raise the profile of Airbase across the mainstream media and online, in addition to promoting the range to make-up artists.

The Healthcare Communications Association has announced that its second conference will take place on 6 October 2011 at Central Hall, Westminster. This year's conference, 'Staying One Step Ahead', will address the major changes in healthcare and the implications for the healthcare comms industry.

The Prostate Cancer Charity has recruited Seamus O'Farrell, former executive vice-president at creative agency Leo Burnett, as its first director of comms.

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