The Week in Healthcare

Healthcare Communications Association is running a training course on strategic planning in medical education on 30 October. Speakers include Annabelle Sandeman from Huntsworth Health and Miranda Dini from Axon Communications. For more details visit the HCA website, hca-uk.org.

Call for Action Suicide Prevention in England has shown a film in Parliament on suicide prevention as part of a joint launch event with the Government's suicide prevention strategy.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry chief executive Stephen Whitehead has called on new Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt to 'ensure that the NHS performs better at getting the latest medicines to patients'. He said the NHS faced a 'number of challenges in not only safeguarding its short-term success, but its long-term future'.

Publicis, the French advertising conglomerate, is merging two of its agencies: Razorfish Health and Publicis Healthware International. The new agency Razorfish Healthware, based in the US, will focus on the digital market.

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