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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 The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.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 - 14 December 2021

    Hi

    First, my thanks to the 'Gang of Four' publishing experts who joined last week's #MedComms Webinar. As is traditional, Caroline Halford (Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Future Science Group) shared their end-of-year insights. We talked about peer review, PLS, digital enhancements, patient authorship and review, sustainability policies and more. Watch the recording here. Feedback welcomed. The panellists are happy to answer your questions if they can, so do get in touch.

    As if there wasn't enough happening, yesterday our EXTRA #MedComms Webinar was about LINK 360 - a new 6-month training program for people new to MedComms in the UK, across medical writing, client services and editorial. I was joined by Eve Guichard (LINK Medical General Manger), Eleanor Steele (MedComms Mentor), Susan Cravero (LINK Medical Scientific Services) and Hannah Greetham (LINK Medical Client Services). LINK Health Group are looking for individuals to join their first cohort starting in April 2022. Watch the recording at FirstMedCommsJob.com for more details.

    It's great to see more agencies providing structured entry routes for wannabes. Let me know if you want to share details of your own schemes.

    And now tomorrow, Wednesday 15 December. This should be fascinating and thought-provoking. You're all invited. #MedComms work can be frenetic, stressful and deadline-driven. How many of us struggle with challenges behind the scenes? How well do we support each other through those challenges? My thanks go to Karen Alderson, Katia Chrysostomou, Sharon Frost, David Gudgeon, LisaMarie McLane, Christine Oesterling, Mark Palmer, Jacques Tamin, Steven Walker and Angela Young for joining our Pre-Christmas #MedComms Forum, Succeeding in MedComms, despite what life throws at us.

    Are we overcoming invisible barriers to work and productivity with more flexible working? Can more people flourish whatever their situation/circumstances (e.g. health issues, care needs, ageing, etc)? Has COVID inadvertently paved the way for inclusivity like never before? Or have we created unforeseen consequences (reduced chances for career progression etc)? Are inequalities worsening? How we can retain the benefits of the changes to working practices from COVID, moving forward?

    You're welcome to come and go as you like. We will follow the published timetable as closely as possible.

    Oh, and our now traditional End of Year online Huddle for the specialist freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook is on Thursday. Silly seasonal hats and/or jumpers are a must. In the spirit of the moment, any other freelancers and interested parties are welcome to join us and raise a glass to wish ourselves a good 2022.

    MedCommsNetworking.com reaches its 15th birthday next month. Time flies when you're having fun! I hope some of you will celebrate in January by telling us your #MedComms stories using the Storyvine App. Let me know if you'd like to help test it out now or watch this space for more news soon. Let's prepare to make some #MedComms noise together.

    Frankly though, first I need a rest! Of course, there's lots more coming next year.

    Stay well, everyone.

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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