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Welcome to the Communiqué Awards

Plans are moving ahead for the Communiqué Awards 2015
The key dates for next year's programme are:

Open for entry February, 2015
Entry deadline March 19, 2015
Awards ceremony July 2, 2015

The Communiqué programme is specifically designed to recognise and commend excellence and best practice in local, European and international healthcare communications. The programme highlights the range and complexity of the issues facing healthcare communications professionals today and, against this background, the extent to which outstanding work ultimately delivers real improvements in healthcare, does the right thing for patients, builds trust with stakeholders and enhances industry reputation.

See the results of the Communiqué Awards 2014

See photos from the Communiqué Awards 2014


A benchmark of excellence

The Communiqué Awards programme provides a showcase for healthcare communications, together with the means to champion the highest possible standards and help shape future thinking. Having their work identified and recognised by stakeholders, industry and consultancy professionals is highly motivational for all of the winning teams and individuals, whether they are working in-house, in consultancy or with any other relevant healthcare organisation. The judging process is rigorous, surprising many who are judging for the first time.

Changes to categories for 2014

Three new categories have been introduced to the Communiqué Awards programme in 2014 to reflect current industry trends and thinking: Excellence in Integrated Digital Communications, Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility or Not for Profit/Pro Bono Programmes and the Publicis Life Brands Resolute Award for Emerging Leader in Healthcare Communications. To ensure transparency the Healthcare Communiquétor category is now open for direct entry - either by individuals themselves or their teams on their behalf.

Back by popular request: This year companies can enter more than one Consultancy of the Year category, should they fit the criteria. However, to be eligible to enter any Consultancy of the Year award, companies must have submitted an entry into at least one other category in the programme.

All other categories within the programme have been reviewed to ensure that Communiqué remains the best respected healthcare communications recognition programme. Judging criteria have been refined to ensure a continued focus on effectiveness – evidence for and measurement of successful outcomes against key objectives.

The eligibility period has been extended in a number of categories to better facilitate the demonstration of sustained impact and outcomes such as message uptake leading to identifiable changes in perception or behaviour.

Help in preparing your entry

You'll find all you need to enter this year’s programme, including full category descriptions and judging criteria, in the downloadable entry kit. When preparing your entry you may find it useful to look at both the judges’ tips and the entry checklist. Finally, if you would like a member of the Communiqué Awards team to discuss the entry process with you and/or your team, please just call or email Debbie Tuesley / +44 (0)1372 414221).

The Communiqué Awards presentation

The Communiqué Awards will be presented at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, on 3 July 2014. Guests from a wide range of disciplines and geographies come together each year, providing a unique opportunity to share an evening with and be recognised by fellow professionals and important stakeholders. I look forward to seeing you there!

“As judges, our shared agenda and our aim, is to be objective and rigorous in the judging process and therefore uphold the integrity and reputation of the awards and ultimately that of the industry. My expectations for a process which is thorough, transparent and, at times, challenging, have always been met. The programme ensures that all entries are respectfully reviewed against the clearly stated objectives for each category.”
Gwenan White, UK Director of Communications, AbbVie

Who can enter?

Entries for the Communiqué Awards may be submitted by any UK, European or international:

  • PR consultancy
  • Medical education/communications agency
  • Other communications agency
  • Pharmaceutical company in-house PR, corporate affairs, medical education, communications or marketing department
  • NHS or healthcare provider department or body
  • Outside contractor or non-PR professional acting on behalf of (and with the full authorisation of) the client company
  • Patient or professional association
  • Charity
  • Government agency or department

Eligibility

Entries must conform, and adhere, to the letter and spirit of the PMCPA Code of Practice. You must ensure that your entry is compliant with the Code and Medicines Act. We reserve the right to rescind an award, should a breach of the code be confirmed at any time.