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    Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.

    MedComms Networking - 25 June 2019


    That was another busy week. Did you keep up? If not, here's some of what happened...

    Importantly, we published the 2nd Edition of our annual careers guide, Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing, authored by Linda Harrison

    Many thanks to all involved, in particular the eight specialist companies that supported this year's publication; Adelphi PROVE, AMICULUM, DRG Abacus, Envision Pharma Group, OPEN VIE, Oxford PharmaGenesis, Prime Global and Valid Access.

    That's three annual careers guides, now, and we know how well they're regarded. Anyone can access them freely, any time at All being well, we'll shortly have a fourth guide, about getting started in regulatory medical writing, which we're publishing with sole sponsorship support from Insight Medical Writing. I can't help but wonder about extending the series with more sole sponsored issues. Is anyone interested in chatting about new titles? Let me know.

    We know the guides are useful, because when we run a careers event like we did last week in London, the wannabes tell us! It was another great turnout last Thursday. Again, thanks to the many involved. As always, the slides have been posted online.

    There's lots of information in different formats available to the wannabes via but any of the many who attend our careers events will confirm that meeting face-to-face is hugely important. Indeed, it's been life-changing for some. So we'll certainly continue these regular meetings around the UK. Our next one is in Manchester on 10 September. Please help spread the word.

    Of course, not everyone can join us in person, so our Zoom meetings and webinars allow even more people to join in and whenever we can we record the session for even more to access. These are the most recent examples.

  • Working in client services with inScience Communications

  • Ask AMICULUM about life in healthcare communications

  • Working in medical writing with Fishawack Communications

  • Having run several webinars aimed at wannabes, tomorrow's webinar should be of wider interest. Daniel Clifton and Mike Ellingham will review key findings from their annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey, which ran in May 2019. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. That should be of interest to many of you! Sign up here.

    And next week we've Steve Doyle presenting 8 key tips to transform your MedComms Linkedin profile. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who contacts me but doesn't seem to have a Linkedin profile is unlikely to exist. Many with one, though, can learn how to improve it!

    Finally, in case you missed it, an intriguing article by the team at Oxford PharmaGenesis appeared in Open BMJ. Open access policies of leading medical journals: a cross-sectional study argues that leading medical journals restrict access to pharma industry research. The views of the authors can be found here. Your thoughts?

    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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