Sue Neilen, former director at Edelman and Aurora, has joined Ashfield Health agency Galliard
Healthcare comms may have been dominated by COVID-19 messaging over the past two years, but 2022 is set to showcase a wealth of R&D, digital health and medical innovations in a landscape where trust and data reign. Our experts predict the outlook for healthcare comms in the coming year.
From sporting stars to successful campaigners; from business leaders to scientists… PRWeek unveils the full list of its UK Communicators of the Year 2021.
Health agencies could benefit from a record amount of private equity investment in 2022, according to a leading mergers and acquisitions expert.
The reputation of the PCR testing industry is threatened by ‘cowboy entrants’, trade body director Francis Ingham has told PRWeek.
Lindsay Gill has been appointed head of content at Newcastle agency Onyx Health, which has also hired Benjamin Park as chief storyteller and digital strategist, the consultancy announced today.
Reshaping Healthcare: Health-tech comes of age, COVID's impact on public attitudes, and rise of the ‘genuinfluencer’
COVID-19 has made people more interested in their own health and wellbeing, while health-tech has come of age and a new type of influencer is set to dominate the emerging landscape for health comms professionals, according to a major new report.
Bex Couper has been promoted to the role of director of strategic communications at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, taking over from Kim Catcheside, PRWeek has learned.
Comedian Dom Joly has reprised his role as the television prankster of Trigger Happy TV in a new healthcare campaign for Specsavers.
Randox Laboratories - one of two firms at the centre of the lobbying scandal which ended Owen Paterson’s political career - should take the PR offensive and cut its ties with the former MP, according to health comms experts.
Each month PRWeek UK picks its top five recent PR/comms campaigns and asks you, our expert readers, to choose your favourite. Below is a look back at each of the 2021 winners.
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) have always been hugely influential when it comes to making decisions about our health, but recently there has been a significant increase in the number of them attracting a large following on social media.
PRWeek reviews some of the biggest hires and departures in health comms over the past year, from new faces at pharma multinationals to senior appointments at agencies and in the public sector.
Several large agency groups have taken on fresh private equity capital for the first time this year and many others have changed private equity ownership.
As the Mail announces ‘Victory for Mail’ in its war against digital doctors and securing petrol continues to be hit and miss, it feels like we’re moving into a seismic shift of contradictions in our ‘progress’ as a nation.
If the past few months have proved anything it is that the needs and motivations of patient populations are evolving at a rate of knots.
What a ride health communicators have had: revealing scientific breakthroughs, engaging on health and social care policy, landing public health guidance, managing rocketing levels of attention on our work and our people.
Spoiler alert: if conversations about menstruation, menopause or vaginal dryness make you feel uncomfortable, stop reading now – this article isn’t for you.
We share our data freely in many aspects of our lives, but whenever the topic of sharing our health data crops up we face a data dilemma.
The pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on the lives of women, so how can we, as comms professionals, ensure that health is not part of the predicted generation of progress lost among women?
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