NICE’s HTA methodology to undergo long anticipated review

At a recent meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Access to Medicines and Medical Devices, NICE’s Chief Executive, Sir Andrew Dillon discussed the long anticipated NICE methods review. Here are five key takeaways: Explicit recognition of NICE’s role in the wider system NICE has always stated that it is accountable to the DepartmentRead more

WA shortlisted for PRCA’s Public Affairs Award

We are delighted to announce WA Communications has been shortlisted for the Consultancy Campaign of the Year in the Public Relations and Communications Association’s (PRCA) Public Affairs Awards. A panel of experts from the industry chose our campaign to save the UK’s cash network with Cardtronics as one of the most successful campaigns of theRead more

Brexit, Boris and the Budget

Expectations could hardly have been lower going into the Conservative Party Conference. The Boris Johnson show promised to derail any carefully choreographed messaging from Number 10. The Tories themselves seemed desperately short of ideas, particularly following the radical ideas from Labour in Liverpool the previous week and Ministers ranging from Sam Gimyah to Liz TrussRead more

Beyond Brexit and Blazing a Trail Setting the Tory Party Alight

This week government has faced a series of hurdles in the race towards Brexit as the EU Withdrawal Bill continues its journey through both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. With the latest game of Brexit ping pong set to continue over the next few weeks, the government has had some successRead more

The ‘Darzi Collaborative’: Why the AAC’s new Chair will give it some much-needed impetus

Today it was confirmed Lord Darzi will replace Sir Andrew Witty as Chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC). Led by NICE and drawing together 13 government departments, regulatory bodies and industry representatives, the AAC is tasked with “making the process of getting transformative technologies to patients quicker, cheaper and easier for innovators and theRead more

WA strengthens top team and promotes Lizzie Wills to Director

WA Communications has announced the promotion of Lizzie Wills to the role of Director. Lizzie has ten years’ experience advising businesses on navigating complex and highly regulated policy environments, and in her new position will be taking on a greater leadership role within WA as it continues its impressive growth story. During her four yearsRead more

WA Communications wins PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year 2017

WA Communications’ specialist health practice, WA Health, has been crowned the PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year 2017. At a ceremony and awards dinner last night (09/11), the team beat four other finalists in the NHS competition category at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. The PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year competition assesses communicationsRead more