Archive for 'People'
Posted on 17. May, 2013 by DiscoDave.
Whether it be on the tube, at work or even queuing at the supermarket, stress is a word that we all know well and a feeling we experience regularly. It is something that can affect anyone in any walk of life, and if left ignored, can make us less productive. For this reason we decided [...]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by Rebecca Crouch.
The new NHS, if you believe the documentation surrounding the changes, will be truly patient centred in all that it does, including decision making on services at a local level. Taking all restraints including cost out of the equation we asked the team at Aurora, as NHS users, what their ideal NHS would look like. [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by PR Mum.
1. Attendance. While rummaging through the big rotter’s school bag the other day, I came across a certificate from her head teacher for 100% attendance for the previous term. Naturally I was proud and congratulated her on the award, which she informed me was given to only two kids in her year. I mentioned it [...]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2013 by AnyNoise.
Did you make any new year’s resolutions? Maybe an alcohol/chocolate free January? Or even a pledge to read more books or take a class in something? Here at Aurora we are also starting something new in 2013, for the first time we have chosen a ‘charity of the year’ to work with over the next [...]
Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by FitnessFreak.
2012 has been a great year for Aurora with the company going from strength to strength. So to round it off, our in-house digital designer, Witor, has lovingly created a visualisation of our accolades. As well as lots of new arrivals, a successful staff investment programme and a 7th birthday party, there was of course [...]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by DramaQueen.
This Friday finds the Aurora office bright, woolly and very cosy, as we take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day! All of us at Aurora have travelled to work sporting jumpers either bought, borrowed or blinged, and donated money to Save the Children to contribute towards their life-changing work with the world’s most [...]
Posted on 29. Nov, 2012 by AnyNoise.
Back in 2006 I was lucky enough to spend six months in Vanuatu, a remote and sparsely populated archipelago in the South Pacific that had, that very year, been named ‘the happiest place on earth’ (The Happy Planet Index, 2006). Here, landline telephones, electricity and running water are still the exception rather than the norm [...]
Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by Rebecca Crouch.
As part of the Health and Social Care Act, the Government has acknowledged the need for increased public engagement to help improve the nation’s health and ensure that everyone across the country is equally empowered to help reduce health inequalities. From April 2013, this will be done through Public Health England, a branch of the [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by chiantichiara.
So, David Cameron has stuck to his word and is undertaking a major reshuffle of his Cabinet. As I write, not all the moving and shaking has been completed, but the post that interests us the most at Aurora Towers has been addressed – Andrew Lansley has been replaced by Jeremy Hunt as the new [...]
Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by Rebecca Crouch.
We are delighted to announce that Aurora has won two prestigious awards at Communiqué 2012, the highly respected awards to recognise and commend excellence and best practice in healthcare communications. Aurora impressed with its media relations expertise and won the Excellence in UK Media Relations Award on behalf of Novartis Pharmaceuticals for the launch of fingolimod (Gilenya) – the world’s [...]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by chiantichiara.
Did you know that today marks the first ever MedComms Day? Led by members of the UK-based MedComms Networking Community, this initiative aims to celebrate the global business that is MedComms by capturing a representative snapshot of working life in the industry. Anyone involved in the MedComms industry, anywhere in the world, is being encouraged [...]
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 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 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 25. Apr, 2012 by photohead.
A while back I was given a task to research the topic of ethnography. I hadn’t studied social sciences or psychology at university, so this was an interesting challenge. As a marketing graduate, the closest topic to ethnography that I came across was Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions, during a few international marketing classes. After some research, [...]
Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by Emma.
Very rarely do you end up speaking to complete strangers on the tube let alone having a spontaneous book club. However, this is exactly what happened to me last week. I was fully engrossed in my book, The Island by Victoria Hislop, when a lady sat down opposite me and exclaimed, “Oh that is such [...]