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It is just over a year to the day since Matt Hancock set out his five-point plan to ramp coronavirus tests up to 100,000 per day. Part of this involved building ‘in a short space of time, the large diagnostics industry that this country currently......

Many budding startups will be looking forward to the 15th annual BIO-Europe Spring conference next week. It’s expected to bring together over 2,500 top executives from global biotech, pharma and finance – a perfect opportunity to gain exposure to an international audience of potential partners......

  Following our event ‘Change for good or just for now: will COVID transform UK health?’ earlier this year, we’ve continued to reflect on how the past 12 months may have shaped a new normal for our life science and biotech industry. An important component of......

On World Obesity Day, OVID Health has partnered with Sarah Le Brocq, Director of the UK Obesity Organisation, to explain why 2021 is another important year in obesity policy. The pandemic has caused significant challenges for people living with many different chronic conditions. But of......

The NHS England commercial framework for new medicines published this week has gone as far as it can. Now the politicians need to step in to bring 21st Century funding models for 21st Century medicine. Bringing new medicines into the NHS can be a complex......

The same week Facebook outlined their plans for a global vaccines misinformation campaign I was walking along my London street and something caught my eye. Drawing closer to it I noticed it was none other than a yellow anti-vax poster cable-tied to a lamppost. I......

  At our recent event, ‘Change for good or just for now: will COVID transform UK health?’, OVID Senior Counsel, Professor David Salisbury, said the most fundamental changes in vaccine policy resulting from the pandemic would have to be the macroeconomic impact of the pandemic and the value that is placed on......

Last Friday, a leaked copy of the Government’s Health and Care White Paper was made available online, and promptly led to a flurry of reports about what it contained, what it didn’t and – perhaps most importantly – what it all means. For our clients,......

    This week we’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Tom Doughty as Account Director. Over the past three years, Tom has managed several corporate pharmaceutical and med-tech client accounts, as well as successful coalitions with patient groups and industry partners on All Party......

A mere five weeks ago we celebrated the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, bringing frenzied hope about how soon life might get back to “normal” and a brighter, better 2021. Fast forward to lockdown 3.0 and it’s hard to bring back the feeling of......

“Impressive work…” “Have clearly made significant impact in their short time since inception. Recognised a great gap in the market.” “Have demonstrated a creative and personal approach to healthcare comms…” “Excellent results in a short space for a team that values diversity, measurable campaigns and......

We won! (in case the title wasn’t a dead giveaway). In a year which has seen the importance of health communications demonstrated like never before, OVID Health was awarded New Agency of the Year at the PRmoment Awards 2020. It’s an incredible achievement for our......

Leading pharmaceutical news publication PharmaTimes Magazine has released their September issue, focused on issues of patient-centricity in pharma. To celebrate the success and valuable insights from the Patient Partnership Index 2020, this month’s PharmaTimes includes a feature piece from OVID Health’s founder and MD Jenny......

Rachel Gonzaga, a former global communications director for GSK, has been appointed Associate Director at healthcare communications agency OVID. Rachel joins OVID Health from GSK, where she led global communications for the inhaled respiratory medicines team. An experienced and well-respected pharma PR leader, she is......

Patient communities are key partners in communications and advocacy for pharmaceutical companies. But what does an impactful partnership look like? The Patient Partnership Index 2020 is the UK’s leading initiative in the field – sharing best practice and recognising the pharmaceutical industry’s work in this......

We’re delighted to announce that OVID Health has been shortlisted by PR Week Award’s 2020 as New Consultancy of the Year. This is a fantastic achievement and underlines how our mission to reinvent healthcare communications is really making waves and producing tangible, impactful results. OVID......

The results of The Patient Partnership Index 2020 are in, showcasing the UK’s pharmaceutical sector’s work in communications and advocacy with patient organisations. The Index – an initiative created and co-owned by PharmaTimes and OVID Health – showcases the very best examples of partnerships between......

It’s always fantastic to be recognised the effort we and the amazing people we work with put in. We were absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for three awards – including Best Public Affairs Campaign and Best Use of Media Relations – at the prestigious......

Today we are delighted to announce that the Patient Partnership Index 2020, in partnership with leading industry publication PharmaTimes, is open for entries. The Index is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for pharma companies to showcase, benchmark and measure the quality of their advocacy with patient groups.......

Woooop! We’ve been shortlisted in the prestigious @CIPR_Awards for: Best Public Affairs Campaign; Best Use of Media Relations and most amazingly Best New PR Consultancy of the Year. Well done also to our amazing clients working hard right now. #pr #health #awards #publicaffairs pic.twitter.com/CVkx5mdTOD —......

On a cold October morning last year, a Facebook post went viral around the office; it was a simple hand-held selfie video of an ecstatic and emotionally overwhelmed mum, Gemma, celebrating the deal that brought Orkambi to the NHS and to her daughter Ivy. Gemma......

Following a clutch of client wins at the start of 2020, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for New Agency of the Year 2020 at the PRmoment Awards. We’ll have to wait until Thursday 26th March until we find out who the......

Asked if he had a message for Boris Johnson this morning, Sajid Javid said “Happy Valentine’s Day”, smiled and got into his car… The big news of the reshuffle was of course the appointment of a new Chancellor after Sajid Javid refused to agree to......

OVID Health started the year by preparing a feature article for the Pharma Times January/February edition on the new MPs in health that we all should be watching. If you want to see the full list, you can read the article here on the Pharma......

Roudie Shafie, former Head of Government Affairs at the ABPI and ex-corporate public affairs lead for Pfizer UK, has been appointed Director at healthcare communications agency OVID. Roudie was a former policy advisor to Boris Johnson when he was Mayor of London on health, life......

Most people have to wait until Christmas to get their presents, but at OVID we’ve built a reputation on doing things a bit differently. Now the dust has settled (a little) on the seismic General Election result last week, we’re pleased to share with you......

Thursday 12th December will well be remembered as quite a night in politics. Depending on your politics it was either Christmas come early or very much the day before Friday 13th. The ramifications of Johnson’s Conservative majority will have big implications for a number of......

The team at OVID don’t usually need an excuse to open up a bottle of wine, but we had a very good excuse on the 5th December! In a crowded field up against well-known campaigns from global agencies, OVID came out on top and won......

As one of the UK’s only independent healthcare consultancies specialising in public affairs we’re delighted to share with you our latest insights on the General Election. Don’t worry. It’s not more number crunching (you’ve got polling companies to do that), and we haven’t sat behind......

“Our most valuable resources – creativity, communication, invention, and reinvention – are, in fact, unlimited.” David Grinspon, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute   Madonna constantly reinvents herself to remain relevant. She’s a mediocre singer (don’t all hate-mail us all at once) but she’s......

This week OVID attended Confed19, the largest NHS conference in the country. The event brought together over 2,000 senior NHS leaders, patients, healthcare professionals, academics, policy-makers, politicians...

Sajid Javid was announced as Chancellor in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet last night. Matt Hancock remains as Health Secretary. Over the course of yesterday, the new Prime Minister also began to reveal ...