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    MedComms Networking - 09 July 2019


    Just this morning I corresponded by email with someone who doesn't appear to be on LinkedIn. Do they even exist? Who knows. I can't understand anyone without a LinkedIn profile. And if you do have a profile, why not keep it updated? And make it work for you. It's not just an online CV.

    Steve Doyle joined me for last week's MedComms webinar to offer advice for improving our LinkedIn profiles. The video's now freely available, any time, from anywhere. Enjoy his eight key tips and the one thing you must avoid!

    It's worth a reminder that Steve's video, plus many others are freely available at We're well on our way to providing 200 videos for you. Great variety. Great speakers. Great resource. You're welcome.

    Tomorrow I'm looking forward to one final webinar before I have to stop them over the Summer (we'll start again 2 October). Louise Sharp, Founder and Managing Director, Makara Health Communications and Angie Wiles, Founder, The Difference Collective, will talk about Working virtually to deliver more effective MedComms services. "Have laptop, can work from anywhere..." Really? We'll discuss the benefits and challenges - for staff, clients and others - that come with working in fully- or semi- virtual teams. Is it about working smarter to deliver better service? Or saving cost? Or better work-life balance? Please join us.

    Working from home and more flexible working generally topped the list of "favourite benefits" amongst the 639 participants in the Healthcare communications salary survey 2019 we ran in May. That summary report is now freely available for everyone. If you want to know more about the detailed data simply email Daniel Clifton directly.

    Again it's worth a reminder that you'll also find that report listed, along with a useful selection of various other surveys that we've conducted over the years, on the Surveys page.

    Meanwhile here are a couple of news items in case you missed them over the past week.

    An updated and consolidated new Code from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) was published. So, no more separate Codes for HCPs, POs and Disclosure. And note Article 16 - a definition of medical education. This is - perhaps surprising to some of you - something of a significant step forward. It'll be interesting to see how much more guidance comes in future issues for educational as opposed to promotional industry activity.

    And if, like me, you couldn't attend last week's glitzy Communique awards for healthcare communications, in London, here's the full list of sponsors and winners. Congratulations, of course, to all the winners. A good time, I'm sure, was had by all. Not for the first time, I wondered why I don't do awards!

    Remember, details of all our activities are kept bang up-to-date at or give me a shout at any time if you've any questions, comments or suggestions.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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