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Four Health Communications

Formerly known as Packer Forbes Communications, Four Health Communications is an award-winning, integrated healthcare communications agency for pharma, biotech, NGOs and other healthcare providers. 

Part of the Four group, the team at Four Health Communications delivers bespoke public relations, medical education, patient advocacy and patient access, all built on insight developed from years of experience. We are UK-based but have global reach, servicing clients with Global, pan-European and UK remits. Through our network of Four offices and affiliated agencies across the world, we also provide in-market insights and local programme delivery, as needed.

Four Health Communications is part of Four Health – a new international healthcare group that also includes Four MSA, the specialist healthcare media planning and buying agency. Four Health offers uniquely integrated solutions in UK and global communications aimed at healthcare professionals and patients – communications strategy and implementation delivered by one expert team. For more information, visit www.fourcommunications.com/four-health.

Areas of Expertise

Public Relations
We are highly experienced in traditional and innovation public relations activities; everything from media launches for new data or products to consumer awareness, mobilisation programmes and issues management. As an agency we pride ourselves on having up-to-date UK and global media contacts and strong working relationships with the media. As a result every team member knows exactly what story-angle makes the news to generate coverage for our clients.

Patient Advocacy
We have a rich heritage in patient advocacy, which now totals 40% of our work. We are particularly proud to have launched European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week and Think Again, Think NP-C, which have been independently recognised with industry awards and, more importantly, improved the lives of thousands of people across the world. It doesn’t matter if we are working directly with an NGO or on behalf of pharma or biotech clients, we pride ourselves on delivering engaging, relevant programmes that are embraced and endorsed by the communities we are supporting.

Medical Education

As an experienced agency with the majority of our team holding science degrees, we offer award-winning expertise in medical education; from advocacy mapping; development of peer-reviewed publications; payer, clinician and multi-professional advisory boards; satellite meetings at medical congresses and stand-alone CME-accredited educational meetings offering clinical, research and leadership skills training.

Patient Access
We see patient access to medicines as the critical challenge in today’s pharma market environment. Our access capability is at the heart of our communications offering rather than sitting as a separate directorate, which means that you work with one core team that understands all the challenges. We work with our clients in a variety of ways to generate real-life insight into the issues being encountered by patients seeking access to innovative medicines.  We then work with our clients to develop an appropriate strategy and practical solutions that educate, create behaviour change that ultimately benefit the clinical needs of patients.

Clients

Clients
  • Actelion (global and UK); pulmonary arterial hypertension, Niemann-Pick type C disease
  • Gilead (global and UK); HIV, Hepatitis C,
  • NovoNordisk; diabetes
  • Galen; pain relief
  • Fractyl; medical technology
  • Internis (UK); vitamin D
  • SEEK; biotechnology 
  • Nordic Pharma; antibiotics, rheumatology








Team

Sarah Avent
Associate Director
sarah.avent@fourhealthcommunications.com
Samantha Bremner
Associate Director
samantha.bremner@fourhealthcommunications.com
Gemma Medcalf
Senior Account Director
gemma.medcalf@fourhealthcommunications.com
Andrew Moss
Senior Account Director
andrew.moss@fourhealthcommunications.com
 

Press Releases

Four Communications makes further move into healthcare sector with acquisition of Packer Forbes
5 July 2016. Independent integrated agency Four Communications Group (Four) today announced the acquisition of award-winning independent healthcare communications consultancy Packer Forbes (www.packerforbes.com).
Packer Forbes News May 2016
Packer Forbes win an impressive Silver at PM Society Digital Awards
Packer Forbes News April 2016
Packer Forbes is delighted to announce a new appointment to enhance and support our growing business.
Packer Forbes News March 2016
Exciting prospects for Packer Forbes at forthcoming prestigious Award Ceremonies and spring charity update
Packer Forbes News February 2016
Packer Forbes a proud sponsor at the PM Society Awards
Packer Forbes News January 2016
An influx of new business has resulted in a recruitment drive and Packer Forbes is delighted to announce three recent additions to its growing team.
Packer Forbes News December 2015
Packer Forbes FINALIST at PMEA Awards
Packer Forbes News November 2015
Packer Forbes is delighted to announce three new appointments to enhance and support our growing business.
Packer Forbes News July 2015
Celebrating more Communiqué success!
Packer Forbes News May 2015
Packer Forbes Announces Two New Members of the Expanding Team and Charity News Spring 2015
New Senior Appointment
Packer Forbes Communications announces new senior appointment in response to a significant influx of new business
Success for Packer Forbes at the PMEA Awards November 2014
We are delighted to announce a triumph at this year’s PMEA awards! Packer Forbes received the Excellence in Health Improvement and Education Award for supporting HIV in Europe to launch the first ever European HIV testing week...
Packer Forbes and emotive collaborate
Packer Forbes and emotive collaborate to strengthen their integrated healthcare communications offering
Packer Forbes new appointments
Autumn 2014 Packer Forbes welcomes four new team members
New Appointment
Specialist healthcare consultancy Packer Forbes Communications strengthens leadership team with appointment of Managing Director
Packer Forbes collaborates with NHS Expert to strengthen growing team
Specialist healthcare agency, Packer Forbes Communications, has teamed up with NHS Expert Michael Sobanja to strengthen its offering to clients seeking advice and solutions to market access challenges.
Packer Forbes celebrates an impressive 20 year innings
We are celebrating a significant achievement

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Awards


We have been consistently winning awards since 2000, including being a three-time winner of the Communiqué Best Small Consultancy.

Communique Awards Winner
  • Best Small Consultancy: 2000, 2002 and 2007        
  • Most Effective Use of the Internet: 2002
  • Best Use of Educational Meetings: 2002
Finalists
  • Excellence in Healthcare Communications using media relations: 2011
  • Best Use of Meetings and Congresses: 2008
  • Best Opinion Leader / Advocacy Development: 2006
  • Best OTC / Consumer Product Campaign: 2001
Highly Commended
  • Excellence in Public Health Communications 2014
  • Excellence in Public Health Communications 2015
CIPR Excellence Awards Winner                                      
  • Best Event: 2008
Finalist
  • Best Media Campaign: 2010
Sabre Awards Finalist                                                 
  • Multicultural Marketing: 2014
  • Best UK campaign: 2011
  • Best Pharmaceutical campaign: 2010 
PMEA Award Winner                                           
  • Excellence in Health Improvement and Education: 2014

Finalist
  • Excellence in Healthcare Collaboration and Partnerships: 2015

PM Digital Awards

Silver
  • Digital Patient Initiatives 2016
Finalist
  • Digital Projects Within Healthcare Partnerships 2016
 



















Company Details

Four Health Communications

+44 (0)20 3697 4200

Contact Website

Address:
20 St Thomas Street
London
SE1 9BF
UK

Latest content on this profile

Four Communications makes further move into healthcare sector with acquisition of Packer Forbes
5 July 2016. Independent integrated agency Four Communications Group (Four) today announced the acquisition of award-winning independent healthcare communications consultancy Packer Forbes (www.packerforbes.com).
Four Health Communications
Packer Forbes News May 2016
Packer Forbes win an impressive Silver at PM Society Digital Awards
Four Health Communications
Packer Forbes News April 2016
Packer Forbes is delighted to announce a new appointment to enhance and support our growing business.
Four Health Communications
Packer Forbes News March 2016
Exciting prospects for Packer Forbes at forthcoming prestigious Award Ceremonies and spring charity update
Four Health Communications
Packer Forbes News February 2016
Packer Forbes a proud sponsor at the PM Society Awards
Four Health Communications
Packer Forbes News January 2016
An influx of new business has resulted in a recruitment drive and Packer Forbes is delighted to announce three recent additions to its growing team.
Four Health Communications