WA Communications expands growing health practice with two new hires

WA Health, the specialist healthcare arm of WA Communications, has announced the appointment of two new team members to bolster its growing practice. The new hires come off the back of several high-profile clients wins for the agency and exceptional growth in 2017. The health practice will be continuing to work closely with WA’s InvestorRead more

What to expect from stage 2 of the Childhood Obesity Strategy

“The ordinary human being would sooner starve than live on brown bread and raw carrots,” George Orwell. In Autumn 2015 I attended a meeting with then Public Health Minister Jane Ellison and a coalition of charity representatives. There, the Minister told attendees that if the upcoming Childhood Obesity Strategy delivered ‘everything but’ a sugar tax,Read more

Appraising vaccines in the UK – what’s worth a shot?

Ever since the first vaccination at the end of the 18th century (using fluid from a cowpox blister no less), the debate about vaccines has remained highly complex and emotive. The petition in the last parliament calling for wider access to the Meningitis B vaccination in the UK is the third largest petition the parliamentaryRead more

Jeremy Hunt: The Scorecard

When you reach a significant milestone in any job, people start to use the ‘L’ word: Legacy. Have you achieved what you set out to? How do you compare to your predecessors? Did you truly make your mark? This week Jeremy Hunt became the second longest serving Health Secretary in history, overtaking Labour’s Aneurin Bevan,Read more

Can pharma get the right treatment? Brexit and the pharmaceutical industry

As Brexit draws closer, sectors are coming to terms with the implications of what separation may mean. The pharmaceutical industry was not one that attracted vast attention at the start of the negotiating process, with banking and farming taking up more column inches. However, as time has progressed the press, politicians and the sector itselfRead more