The Week in Healthcare - Resolute bought by Publicis

Publicis Groupe has acquired healthcare consultancy Resolute Communications. As reported on, Resolute will be merged with Publicis Life Brands in London and the combined agency will be renamed Publicis Life Brands Resolute. It will employ 100 comms specialists and will be headed by Resolute founders Paul Blackburn and Anna Korving, joint managing directors.

Resolute co-founder: Anna Korving
Resolute co-founder: Anna Korving

CCD PR has bolstered its health and beauty teams with a series of new appointments. Charlotte Dormon joins as senior account manager from Solgar Vitamins. Felicity Haslehurst, a law graduate, has also come on board as an account executive, while Jo Jarvis joins from rival healthcare agency Tiger White PR as junior account manager.

The Communication Group has picked up a brief with full-body MOT clinic Preventicum. It will raise awareness of the firm's services among high-net worth audiences.

NHS Diabetes and Kidney Care has appointed Fraser Woodward as its first communications director.He joins from the NHS Information Centre, where he was head of media and corporate relations.

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