Archive for May, 2012
Posted on 31. May, 2012 by Barbados Princess.
My parents moved to England from Ireland the year the Queen was crowned; sixty years later I am scared to tell my Dad how patriotic of England I have suddenly become. I have been brought up with a very Irish heritage always celebrating St Patrick’s Day, Irish dancing way before Riverdance made it cool and [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by balletfanatic.
Following my previous post Doctors 2.0 and You 2012 in Word clouds this post focuses on the top tips from the first workshop I attended at the conference, on the topic of WebTV. The session was moderated by Lawrence Sherman (@meducate), Senior VP of Prova Education and the panel was made up by Dr Larry [...]
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by admin.
While the weather continues to play games with us, ‘The Games’ have grabbed our attention and excitement during May. With the arrival of the Olympic flame in Cornwall and the 70-day relay around the country, the London 2012 Games strive to win the battle for newspaper headlines and securing column inches – obviously only for the [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2012 by balletfanatic.
I have just got back from my second annual trip to Doctors 2.0 & You conference in Paris and as I love a good word cloud I thought I would repeat last year’s exercise to see whether the conversations were different this year. This year over the conference there were 4,124 tweets on the #doctors20 [...]
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by Barbados Princess.
Two of my favourite things include the Olympics and David Beckham. I am bursting with excitement at the thought that tonight David Beckham and the Olympic flame will be arriving into the UK together. David along with Lord Coe, Princess Anne and our Mayor Boris are currently escorting the Olympic flame from Athens to Cornwall. [...]
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by photohead.
Listening to the social media landscape in the UK around World Malaria Day (25 April 2012) this year has shown that the ‘I’ in malaria is still barely existent; but there were some pockets of engaging content. On an international scope, I spotted a handful of people who took malaria personally. Progress may be slow, [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2012 by neilcrump.
A topic discussed at this week’s NICE Conference in Birmingham, attended by yours truly, was value-based pricing, or as I heard from one speaker, just the once: “VBP”. The government’s stated aim of VBP is to ensure better patient access to the most effective medicines at good value. The acronym itself, VBP, isn’t yet common [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2012 by chiantichiara.
The Aurora market access team has just returned from a two day trip to the NICE conference in Birmingham. Here we learnt about NICE’s role in the new NHS, the challenges that commissioners and NHS managers face over the next 12 months while the new structure is being finalised, what is being implemented to overcome [...]
Posted on 16. May, 2012 by Rebecca Crouch.
In celebration of National Doughnut Week, the Aurora team were delighted to discover two boxes of these special Wordless Wednesday treats in the office this morning. Started by The Children’s Trust back in 1991, the campaign hopes to raise £30,000 this year to help support children with multiple disabilities. Unable to find an official National [...]
Posted on 16. May, 2012 by FitnessFreak.
While going about my normal morning daily routine, I have repeatedly heard a radio advert from the South East Midlands NHS regarding our ageing population. As a daily news monitor, I can say our ageing population has a regular spot in our national newspapers and is seen as one of the greatest challenges facing our [...]
Posted on 09. May, 2012 by Emma.
As I left my flat on Saturday morning to run my weekend errands, I was greeted by a lady on the street who asked how I felt about missiles being installed on the roof of my flat. Yes, I am one of the lucky residents who found out last week that a high-velocity missile system [...]
Posted on 08. May, 2012 by Theatre buff.
We were all very happy to hear last week’s news that we have moved up the PR Week Top 150 league table and are now the proud occupants of 129th place. Taking a quick look at the other names on the list, it also looks as though we are knocking on the door of the top [...]
Posted on 02. May, 2012 by Rebecca Crouch.
(Image source: http://joancollinsarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/promo-flashback-joans-shady-lady.html?m=1) (Image source: http://wwwmidnightblogger.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/top-10-sexiest-sunglasses-wearers.html?m=1) (Image source: http://www.cracked.com/funny-8462-willy-wonka/) After years of contemplation, last week, I finally bit the bullet and underwent laser eye surgery – and so far, I can tell you that it’s pretty amazing. On my return to the office, fully equipped with a bagful of medicated eye drops and my sunglasses, [...]
Posted on 01. May, 2012 by PR Mum.
I love the way kids just say what they think. Example 1:The rotter’s were round at their grandma’s house at the weekend. Having spent the day planting bulbs in the garden with them and raiding grandmas wardrobe to find all her best handbags to play with, the little rotter snuggled up on grandma’s lap for [...]