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.
Paul Blackburn, who co-founded Resolute and Real Science, has set up a healthcare comms firm called Certain Health.
A thought-provoking animation depicting the love-hate relationship women have with their breasts is at the heart of a campaign devised by Weber Shandwick's consumer marketing team for charity Breast Cancer Now.
Healthcare comms agency Ovid Health has appointed Niall Dickson CBE, Professor David Salisbury and Athena Lamnisos as senior counsel, to boost its client offering.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has launched a ‘Valuing vaccines’ campaign to counter misinformation over vaccinations.
A diabetes awareness campaign by NHS England and NHS Improvement, aimed at people from black and South Asian ethnic groups, reached in excess of six million people and drove a surge in the use of an online diagnostic tool.
Huntsworth has acquired Nucleus Global, one of the world’s biggest medical specialist comms groups, for an undisclosed sum.
Former 3Monkeys Zeno head of UK healthcare David Berkovitch has joined GCI Health as a senior director in its London team.
Nick Hoile has been appointed as a senior director in Engine's MHP Health team, returning to the agency after a two-year stint at Langland, PRWeek can reveal.
Political strategy and corporate comms specialist Lodestone has announced the formation of a health unit managed by co-founder David Wild, PRWeek can reveal.
TV news bulletins are the most common source of information that people use to find out what their local COVID-19 alert level is, above NHS apps and government websites, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Finn Partners has been appointed to provide PR, comms and strategic counsel for the UK distributor of Frankd SARS-CoV-2, and a related app.
Andrew Schirmer, who co-led Ogilvy Health alongside Cronin, is leaving the network.
I’m the CEO and founder of Blurred. I’m also dyslexic and believe we need more neurodiversity in this industry.
While we’ve all heard about the ‘glass ceiling’ in relation to women in PR, the ‘white ceiling’ is exactly what it sounds like – it refers to the racial inequality that keeps the careers of BAME PR professionals from progressing beyond a certain point.
Much has been made in the media of the fact that Kate Bingham, head of the UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce, allegedly spent £670,000 on hiring a team of ‘boutique PR consultants’ to oversee her media strategy.
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This lie (sorry, line), or similar, is often found about five slides into an agency’s creds document – usually accompanied with a full-bleed image of smiling agency employees in wetsuits from that one summer surf trip in 2012.
Most people say government communication about the pandemic needs improving. Some of those people also say it is an ethical scandal spending taxpayers' money to bring in extra help and expertise to improve that communication. This attitude seems a little contradictory.
Over the past few months, diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the PR industry has taken centre stage.
With almost everyone working from home, it’s important that people continue to feel a part of their work family and – as a chief happiness officer – my objective is to ensure that everyone knows they are supported and cared for.
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Rory Palmer, former Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands, has joined the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as senior public affairs and campaigns manager.
Man Bites Dog has appointed former finance and operations director Mary Maher as its managing director.
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Jason Green, head of strategy, media and campaigns at the Health and Safety Executive, has been appointed interim deputy director of comms at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) amid a restructure of the comms team, PRWeek has learned.