Public health officials and the Government face a once-in-a-generation comms challenge promoting the rollout and take-up of COVID-19 vaccines – and with lives and livelihoods on the line, the stakes could not be higher.
Private equity firm NorthEdge has invested in Helios Medical Communications to support an expansion programme by the Cheshire-based agency.
Senior figures from GlaxoSmithKline, Omnicom, NHS England, Pfizer and Roche are among the speakers at PRWeek’s PharmaComms 2021 virtual conference, which takes place next month.
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Healthcare comms agency Aurora has promoted Chris Bath from director and digital insights lead to managing director.
WPI Strategy has teamed up with Richard Sloggett, previously a special adviser to health secretary Matt Hancock, to launch a healthcare research centre, the public affairs agency announced today.
London Ambulance Service capitalised on the primetime exposure it received from the BAFTA award-winning BBC One series Ambulance in the autumn, boosting its own comms ratings.
Julia Bainbridge, head of Freuds’ health and behaviour-change unit, has spoken to PRWeek about senior appointments to the team and her strategy for next year, while warning of the temporary ‘halo effect’ enjoyed by the pharma sector.
Caroline Gordon, WA Communications’ head of health, has been promoted to partner, while her deputy, Dean Sowman, has been promoted to director after the practice recorded 45 per cent growth on 2019 figures, PRWeek can reveal.
Lexington Communications has hired pharma and life sciences specialist Keith Small as an associate in its healthcare practice.
Rob Barker has been appointed chief executive of OPEN Health and replaces David Rowley, who has stepped down after a decade in charge of the agency.
Tanya von Ahlefeldt, former group director of W20, has been appointed senior director at Syneos Health Communications UK.
Ranjeet Kaile has been appointed the first ever board-level director of communications, stakeholder engagement and public affairs at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, PRWeek can reveal.
Peter Morton has left Public Health England, where he has spent the past four years as head of media and campaigns, to join NHSX as deputy director, communications and engagement.
Wendy Lund will depart at year's end to serve as chief communications officer at Organon.
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Jamie Lyons has been made sole head of Engine MHP's public affairs team, while James Gurling has been made executive chair of the practice, the agency announced today.
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