The former head of government affairs for pharma trade body the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has been hired as a director at specialist healthcare agency OVID.
What look like old B-movie posters are the visuals at the heart of an NHS campaign, launching next week, to persuade millions of Britons to visit their local pharmacist for medical advice.
Positive perception of prescription health companies has increased in the UK last during the past 12 months while for health and wellness it has fallen, according to a major study of the public and decision-makers.
Aysha Awan, who led on the press and PR campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, has left the public sector to become director of comms, marketing and events at the Florence Nightingale Foundation.
Shabnam Bashir has been appointed associate director at healthcare agency Optimum Strategic Communications, the agency has announced.
The cream of public and private healthcare communicators will gather in London next month for PRWeek's PharmaComms 2020 conference.
NHS Digital's comms team has relaunched its Shadow Me exchange programme in response to increased demand.
PRWeek sifted through its healthcare coverage during 2019 to pick out six campaigns we liked.
Pharma risks losing its influence unless comms teams take risks and radically change the way they work, according to a new report by the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) and specialist healthcare comms consultancy 90TEN.
Brands2Life has won a competitive pitch against three agencies to be appointed by medical imaging company Olympus Medical UK.
A stand-up comedian might not be the most obvious individual to front a campaign about lung cancer, but the decision to do just that has paid off for Virgo Health.
Four Communications has been working with blood cancer charity DKMS since May 2018 on a continuing campaign which has doubled the number of blood stem cell donors and raised awareness of the charity.
Pharma multinational MSD has appointed Jo Bullen as its executive director of external affairs for the UK.
Salisbury-based healthcare comms and med-ed agency Makara Health has increased its headcount by a third with six new hires across all levels of the business.
PRWeek's pick of the best PR campaigns of the decade ended up with more than 3,600 votes in total. Find out the winner below...
As an industry we are great at talking - it is one of our strengths. However, sometimes we need a bit more action and that has probably never been more important than the need for an urgent response to the climate crisis.
Recently, creative agencies Lucky Generals and Creature announced miscarriage policies, the essence being to remind staff that they can take time off work for their loss (Lucky Generals gives two weeks off for the mother or one week as the partner), and that it needn't be something that they have to keep private.
Effective healthcare communications is no longer the product of gut instinct and experience; in 2020, it has become a science in its own right.
If we'll remember 2019 for anything, it probably won't be public relations. Let's be honest, we've not had a vintage year, at least on the face of it.
Ambition is an essential trait in the development of any comms consultant; it pushes you on, keeps challenging you, and ultimately makes you a better practitioner.
I read Arvind Hickman's piece on 27 November - 'Recruitment agents accused of discrimination....' - with interest and, as someone who has worked in recruitment in our industry for my entire career, felt I had to respond.
Sorry seems to be the hardest word for both party leaders to say at the moment.
Animal research has long been a controversial issue: the debate is emotive and highly divisive, yet it has done little to capture the public imagination in the way that other social justice movements, such as climate change and #MeToo, have managed to achieve.
As the stigma around discussing mental-health issues reduces, more firms are taking steps to ensure their employees' wellbeing. PRWeek meets four people trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Account Director - Corporate JFL Search & Selection London (Central)
Strategic Communnications Managers x 2 VMA Group London/Manchester
Account Director to Associate Director - Planning, Engagement & Corporate Projects Premier Resourcing UK London
Consumer Health & Issues - Account Executive & Account Manager V Unlimited London (Central), London (Greater)
Communications Manager - MLA & Communications Manager - Strategy (2 posts) General Medical Council London or Manchester
Freuds managing partner Edward Amory is leaving the agency next month after eight years, PRWeek can reveal.
Hering Schuppener Consulting has appointed Vodafone Group's international policy director, Gregoire Verdeaux, as partner to lead its EU corporate and public affairs team in Brussels.
Elsewhere, Fourtold makes senior hire and Eco-Age wins comms brief for global fashion prize.
The new entity will serve as a one-stop shop for WPP network clients in Japan.