Healthcare: The Week in Healthcare

New director for NHS Salford.

The Appointments Commission has named former BBC journalist Paul Newman as a non-executive director of NHS Salford's board. Newman is currently director of communications for Peel Holding's MediaCityUK development in Salford. The NHS trust has also hired Angela Murphy as its first smoking cessation campaign manager.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has appointed Neal Patel as head of corporate communications. Patel starts this month and takes over from Margaret Morgan, who has held the role on an interim basis. He joins from his position as head of comms at the National Pharmacy Association.

Phadia, the allergy testing firm, has called in Athena Medical PR to develop its UK PR programme. The activity will feature advocacy development and consumer and trade outreach activities.

Reynolds-MacKenzie has launched its European network with partners in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and France. The network will aim to expand the agency's healthcare offering across Europe.

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