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NHS Blood and Transplant: raising awareness
NHS Blood and Transplant: raising awareness

Luke Blair, director at London Communications Agency, writes about a case where a public body has lied to protect itself in this week's column. For his full comment, go to

NHS Blood and Transplant has signed up Media Moguls to raise awareness about organ donation among South Asian and Black communities in the UK. As well as increasing awareness about the lack of donors, the campaign aims to challenge misconceptions surrounding it.

Communications Management has been appointed to develop a social marketing campaign to help reduce teenage pregnancy in Peterborough. Peterborough City Council is working in partnership with NHS Peterborough and Peterborough Community Services to reduce conceptions by 55 per cent and increase uptake of sexual health services by under-19s.

Blackpool Council has hired Suzanne Halliwell as head of communications. She was previously lead communications officer for Wigan Council. Her remit is to review comms functions and improve digital media.

Derbyshire County PCT and NHS Derby City have launched a £65,000 campaign called 'Fancy A Quickie?' to encourage young people in the county to be tested for chlamydia.

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