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Communiqué Awards 2011: Full coverage

Full coverage from this years Communiqué Awards including details of all winning, highly commended and finalist entries and photographs

The Communiqué Awards took place July 7, 2011, at London's Grosvenor House hotel.

Full details about all winning, highly commended and finalist entries are now available, along with photographs of the winners.

Guests at this, the fourteenth annual Communiqué Awards, were entertained by comedian John Bishop who shared his experiences of his early career in the pharma industry.

In his opening speech, Mark Savage, CEO of PMGroup noted that this year's entries were among the best crafted and thoughtfully produced the judges have ever seen – and that they demonstrated healthcare communications and medical education are undergoing an exciting evolution – one that's completely in step with the industry as a whole.

Among this year's entries were initiatives from industry; patient associations; the NHS and others. The judging panel reviewed successful programmes from throughout Europe including Poland, Turkey, France, Germany and Spain.

Special mention this year has to go to MHP Health Mandate, with the company achieving an incredible seven wins, one highly commended and five finalist positions. Among their winning trophies were the awards for Communiqué Specialist Consultancy of the Year and Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year.

Mike Birtwistle, MHP Health Mandate
Mike Birtwistle, MHP Health Mandate

Company MD, Mike Birtwistle was this year's recipient of the Healthcare Communiquétor of the Year title in recognition of his outstanding leadership qualities, innovative thinking and reassuringly practical approach to tackling inequalities in health.

The Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications award went to Rachel Rowson from MHP Health Mandate. A worthy winner of the title, the judges described Rachel as “impossible to beat” and commended her understanding of patient advocacy and her ability to work with very senior stakeholders.

Healthcare Communications Advocate went to Professor Sir MIke Richards for his outstanding work in ensuring cancer remains a government priority.


Professor Sir Mike Richards
Professor Sir Mike Richards

This year's Judges' Special Award for Innovation went to 90TEN Healthcare for 'Which One is Easier to Carry?' – A teenage pregnancy campaign on behalf of East Sussex County Council.

8th July 2011


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