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    MedComms Networking - 16 October 2018


    At the end of last week we finished on a good note, when I heard from someone who's just got themselves a job in MedComms. She wrote...

    "If it wasn't for the events organised by yourself I don't think I would have found this area (at least not as quickly) which I am so looking forward to working in, so I'd like to say a big thank you."

    That's all I need to cheer me up for days to follow! With so much activity happening on so many fronts, some of you might be surprised how little feedback I actually get. Do please let me know when something works out for you. As I say, it keeps me happy for days...

    It was also timely as we've just announced our next careers event, which will back in Oxford, when we meet on 10 January. Once again, my thanks to the agencies who've jumped straight on board to support us again. Please now tell everyone you know who's looking for a job in MedComms, or who knows people who might be, that these events are well worth travelling to. They're free of charge for the wannabes and more than well proven.

    Meanwhile, we've had nothing but positive feedback from all three careers guides, including the two new ones, this year, so we'll simply update all of them in 2019 to follow the annual pattern we established with the writers' guide. Formats all stay the same. We're not expecting to change the core texts at all but, of course, any comments are welcomed.

    Copies of the guides are freely available from

    So for everyone's information, the 2019 timetable is as follows:

    Account Managers' guide - new material with me by Christmas, for publication in January

    Medical Writers' guide - new material with me by end of February, for publication in March

    HEOR Writer's guide - new material in by end of May, for publication in June.

    I'm just now chasing down advertisers for the Account Managers' guide. If you want your agency to feature then be sure to let me know. Or nudge whoever's responsible at your end to make sure we're in touch. Or give me a shout any time to answer questions.

    Meanwhile, for your next coffee break...

    Last week's webinar from pharmaphorum, Digital therapeutics and healthcare innovation, was worth listening and the recording is now freely available.

    Ben Goldacre calls for less focus on academic achievement in medicine and more effort to be made in disseminating practical data and advice to clinicians that can quickly improve patient outcomes in this somewhat manic but thought-provoking presentation

    And here's some more comment about GSK's new change of heart, from Ed Silverman, in One of the world's largest drug makers is paying docs again - and patients are the worse off.

    Enjoy your week. Remember, details of 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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