Swiss medicine company Roche Diagnostics has appointed Insight Consulting Group (ICG) to manage its corporate PR, a contract previously held by Say Communications.
Virgin Care head of comms Russell Elliott has left to join health and education PR agency Salix & Co as its client services director.
Switzerland-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals has appointed Burson-Marsteller to provide global comms support across its key therapy brands following a pitch.
Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to social media as a way of engaging with consumers, healthcare professionals and media, according to a report by Ogilvy Healthworld.
Healthcare company Bupa is looking for one or two UK agencies that have a global network, for a two-way brief involving reputation building and financial comms.
They say coverage of the crash can lead to witch hunts of people dealing with mental-health issues in the workplace.
UK health charity Nuffield Health has appointed Hopscotch Consulting for a nationwide secondary schools programme to tackle teenage health issues.
Scope Ophthalmics has appointed Road Communications to provide PR support for its branded range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Former Tonic Life London managing director Stéphanie Bunten and associate director Lee-Ann Cameron have launched a boutique health comms agency, called Iris Life Communications.
Smarts Illuminate has won two digital accounts, including working with the NHS for Baywater Healthcare, following its rebrand at the end of last year.
The visually enhanced J&J News Center is geared at media, consumers, staffers, and stakeholders.
Cicero Group has appointed Fiona Cohen, former senior comms director of global healthcare company Baxter, to head its new healthcare practice.
Reports suggest Freuds is receiving millions of pounds to promote junk food while managing the Government's health contract, including its anti-obesity campaign Change4Life.
Tonic Life Communications, part of Huntsworth Health, has made three new hires following the recent appointment of global CEO Mary Smiddy.
Healthcare specialist Just Health Communications is to open a second office, in Southwark, to house its growing team.
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Global PR, public affairs and investor relations firm Hume Brophy has appointed Broadgate Mainland executive director Roddi Vaughn-Thomas to a new role heading its global financial services PR business, PRWeek has learned.
MHP Communications has hired Kate Pogson as a director.
Healthcare agency Virgo Health has appointed Tom Griffiths as head of digital from Care UK.
Entertainment PR company the Outside Organisation has hired Robin Invest, the former senior PR manager at Hearst Magazines, as a senior account director.