He is replacing Maggie FitzPatrick, who left the healthcare giant earlier this year, in the company's top communications role.
Pegasus, the UK's largest comms firm outside of London and second largest in healthcare nationally, has been acquired by FTSE 250-listed healthcare outsourcer UDG Healthcare.
Chicago, Dubai and London medical comms agency Choice Healthcare Solutions (CHS) has been acquired by Chime-owned OPEN Health and will become part of its Succinct operation.
It is the group's first acquisition since it was assembled in February under CEO Karen van Bergen.
London and Edinburgh agency Charlotte Street Partners, whose board includes Roland Rudd and Scottish entrepreneur Sir Angus Grossart, is expanding into the healthcare and investor relations markets.
Freuds has been brought in to work with sister agency Proud Robinson to launch a dementia-fighting CSR initiative from telco giant Deutsche Telekom.
From June, the UK's pharmaceutical industry will publish details of payments made by drugs companies to individual doctors and nurses in a bid to tackle its "biggest reputational challenge".
The Government is engaged in an "attritional war" with the British Medical Association in the long-running junior doctors' dispute, according to Sam Lister, director of comms at the Department of Health.
One of the UK's largest specialist healthcare agencies has opened its first base outside of London, in Brussels.
The Government should steer clear of exploiting any incidents such as patient deaths during the ongoing doctors' strike called by the British Medical Association (BMA), PR professionals have warned.
Writing in The Times today, Justice Secretary Michael Gove has described the European Union as "an economic sinkhole" and a "failing Soviet system", and says that the UK's continued membership of it would constitute a "direct and serious threat" to public services including the NHS.
A number of marcoms agencies are among the winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise, announced this morning on the monarch's 90th birthday.
John Gisborne, previously the head of global health at MHP Communications, has been appointed MD of the healthcare team of FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF).
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