PRWeek UK Power Book: Top ten in healthcare comms

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in healthcare communications.

To good health (l-r): Esra Erkal-Paler, Phil Thompson and Aileen Thompson
To good health (l-r): Esra Erkal-Paler, Phil Thompson and Aileen Thompson

PR leaders at pharma giants AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline top the healthcare PR list, while there’s a strong showing for healthcare comms experts at both the large and growing agencies:

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The full top 10 (click on the names for full profiles):

1. Esra Erkal-Paler – Global head of external comms, AstraZeneca

2. Phil Thomson – Senior vice-president, comms and government affairs, GlaxoSmithKline

3. Aileen Thompson – Executive director, comms, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

4. Sarah Matthew – President, global healthcare practice, Golin

5. Jane Brearley – Partner and head of health, Portland

6. Antonia Betts – MD, Ogilvy Health PR

7. Simon Hackett – MD, Pegasus

8. Charles Reynolds – Vice-president, corporate comms, Smith & Nephew

9. Julie Adrian – EU MD, comms, InVentiv Health

10. Mike Birtwistle – Founding partner, Incisive Health

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