Tag Archives: aurora
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 25. Apr, 2013 by Rebecca Crouch.
Following Aurora’s win at the 2012 Digital Media Awards, last week the team was asked to present it’s work at the PM Society Digital Showcase. Neil and Rebecca presented Sorted: The daily organiser, a simple-to-use, task-setting app created for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Designed to help individuals overcome challenges with their day-to-day [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by msoadmin.
We are surprised that weather-related illnesses haven’t been a trending topic in health news this month, as they’ve definitely been a topic of conversation in the office. From the surprise 16 degree day at the beginning of March, to the current arctic conditions, sniffling has spread like wild fire through the Aurora office. But fear [...]
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. [...]
Understanding the benefit of patient involvement in service redesign – will the NHS ever really get it right?
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by musicman.
The next year or so in the NHS is going to be as challenging as it ever has been. Gone are the days of year-on-year budget increases. We are in a period of reduced budgets as the NHS looks to save £20bn by 2015 and increased demand due to an aging population. At the same [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by msoadmin.
Having recently returned to work after having a baby, I was interested to see how the health media environment has changed in the year I have been busy in nappy land. It’s been a while since I reviewed the health news in depth…during the last year I am not ashamed to say that my priority [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by msoadmin.
With all the fun and frolics of December festivities we didn’t distribute the top 20 last month but fear not, we have still been busy bees reviewing the news for you. So what are we waiting for? Let’s see what’s been happening in January. If the Aurora top 20 has been forwarded to you by [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by Rebecca Crouch.
Today we have a taster of some of our weekend escapades since the start of the new year. Here is a medley of culinary and home comforts from CuriousScientist and DramaQueen, plus some more adventurous snaps from Candice, Barbados Princess, photohead and Cynthia. Are you a bit of a globetrotter or do you prefer the [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by Barbados Princess.
We would like to welcome two new Aurorians to our team. Candice Debleu is joining us as an Account Manager and Edward Pinnock as an Intern. It’s great to have you both onboard! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share with Stumblers Tweet [...]
Can Jeremy Hunt ever really remove accountability for the NHS from his role as Secretary of State for Health?
Posted on 16. Jan, 2013 by musicman.
I read an interesting article yesterday by James Kirkup, Deputy Political Editor for the Daily Telegraph and telegraph.co.uk, in which he discusses how Jeremy Hunt’s continual criticism of the NHS is a clever and dangerous political calculation. The new NHS from April 2013 will, on paper, remove the majority of accountability from ministers and pass [...]
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 13. Dec, 2012 by msoadmin.
Winter is finally here and the Aurora team has unpacked cosy scarves and winter coats to fend off the cold. It looks like a long winter for the NHS too as four of the top six spots are occupied by stories of negligence, social care challenges and recruitment issues. Private healthcare re-entered the tables this [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by Ze Frollein.
It’s not quite time for the Oscars yet, however, we are delighted to roll out the red carpet for the refreshed Aurora branding. Following a year that saw Aurora evolve and grow, win some of the most prestigious industry awards and work with industry-leading clients, it was time to also give our company brand a [...]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by photohead.
Not too long ago, musicman posted the question – Where is Jeremy Hunt and what is he doing? One can only hope, as Michael Portilo claimed, that Jeremy is a ‘doer’ not a thinker, and that he is pushing the reforms through quietly in the background. Only time will tell what he has been up [...]
Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by DramaQueen.
This summer, Aurora scored double gold at Communiqué, for both Small Independent Consultancy of the Year and Excellence in UK Media Relations for our work with Novartis. Then came last month’s win at the PM Society Digital Awards, where an app we created for Janssen scooped the Craft Award for Gamification. Just this week, Aurora’s [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by msoadmin.
It may not come as a surprise that the NHS continues to dominate the health news and not in a good way. A record breaking half of the top 20 topics this month are NHS-specific and it makes for some sad reading as Trusts around the country continue to get a hammering for all sorts [...]
Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by msoadmin.
We’re all feeling a little melancholic in the aftermath of the Olympics and Paralympics but it’s not all bad. One recent study showed that the Games have done wonders for boosting morale in the workplace. So, as the nights draw in and the weather turns, let’s keep our inner torch burning! As usual the NHS [...]