The Week in Healthcare

Red Door Communications' work for HIV charity Body & Soul has gained recognition at the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards. The duo won the Community Partners Award after Red Door helped devise a comms strategy and promoted the campaign Life In My Shoes, which challenges fear about HIV.

Pegasus has made three hires to its pharma and life sciences team. Simon Grist, formerly of Hill & Knowlton Strategies, joins as an associate director; Darren Foan, who previously worked in medical events, joins as an account manager, while Joanna Hobbs, a biomedical science graduate, has been given a junior account executive.

Aurora has launched its NHS business unit with the arrival of Grant Fisher as NHS business director. Fisher, formerly head of comms at Kent Community Health NHS Trust, will offer support to the newly formed clinical commissioning groups, along with issues management and public affairs.

The American Academy of Neurology Journal has revealed in a study that strokes are becoming more common earlier in life, with one in five stroke victims now younger than 55 years of age.

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