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Welcome to the Communiqué Awards

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 backdrop, the extent to which outstanding work ultimately delivers real improvements in healthcare, enhances patient experience, builds trust with stakeholders and augments industry reputation.

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, highly commended and finalist 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.

New for 2015

To ensure that the Communiqué Awards programme continually improves and develops in line with current industry trends and thinking, all elements have been reviewed.

One new category – Excellence in Communications via a Live Event or Stand-Alone Activity – has been introduced

Three categories have been changed significantly:

The Healthcare Communiquétor category is now open for either direct entry or by nomination.

Companies may 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 and have been trading for a minimum of 18 months.

Judging criteria have once again been refined to ensure a continued focus on effectiveness – evidence for and measurement of successful outcomes against key objectives.

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 this entry kit. When preparing your entry you will find it useful to look at both the judges’ tips and the entry checklist at the end of the document. Finally, if you would like a member of the Communiqué Awards team to discuss the entry process with you and/or your team, please contact Debbie Tuesley on dtuesley@pmlive.com or +44 (0)1372 414243.

The Communiqué Awards presentation

The Communiqué Awards will be presented at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, on 2 July 2015. 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!

Good luck ...

Debbie Tuesley
Events Manager, PMGroup

Who can enter?

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

  • PR consultancy
  • Medical education/communications agency
  • Integrated communications agency
  • Digital communications agency
  • Pharmaceutical company in-house PR, corporate affairs, medical education, communications or marketing department
  • OTC or Consumer Health company
  • Device manufacturers
  • 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
  • Non-governmental organisation

Eligibility

Entries must conform, and adhere, to the letter and spirit of the PMCPA and PAGB (Proprietary Association of Great Britain) Codes 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.

“The Communiqué Awards are relevant, current and forward looking. Excellent!”

Diane Wass,
Policy & Communications Leader
MSD