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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 The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.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 - 21 February 2023


    "The four-day working week is a resounding success". A team of Cambridge social scientists have been conducting research on the world's largest trial of a four-day working week. Last year, 61 organisations in the UK committed to a 20 percent reduction in working hours for all staff for six months. With no fall in wages. The results were released today and suggest that a four-day week significantly reduces stress and illness in the workforce, and helps with worker retention.

    Read more in today's early news articles from The Guardian, The BBC and Sky News during your next coffee break. There will be lots more out there by the time you read these words.

    What do you think? Join this LinkedIn discussion and share your ideas on how it can work in MedComms.

    It's not entirely coincidental that representatives from Synergy Vision will join us for our #MedComms webinar on 08 March, The four-day working week (4DWW) in MedComms. Synergy Vision have long since graduated from pilot project to permanent way of working. We heard about their pilot back in 2019. Now, 4 years on, Synergy Vision talk to us about how the 4DWW works in the real world, with an honest look at the benefits and challenges it's presented for the company, the employee-owners and their clients. Please encourage all relevant others to join us.

    I'm using National Careers Week #NCW2023 from 06-11 March as an excuse to make some noise about careers in #MedComms. I'm hoping some of you will join in. It won't take many of us to amplify that noise significantly. Share your #MedComms stories throughout that week.

    As well as the Wednesday #MedComms webinar about the 4DWW, please tell the wannabes we'll run two FirstMedCommsJob webinars that week.

    On Monday 06 March, in Where do Bioscript Pioneers come from? What can we learn about entry criteria for a MedComms career?, we will look at whether the numbers from Bioscript Group support the notion that a higher level degree is likely to give you a better chance of success. And whether or not the university you attended has an impact on a successful application.

    Then we've two back-to-back panels on Thursday 09 March, Meet the Medical Writers and the Account Managers. Come and go as you like, if one or other panel is of more interest. Or stay for the full event to compare and contrast the roles.

    Meanwhile, in tomorrow's webinar, Danielle James, Dimithri Wignarajah and Luke Molloy, from the Healthcare Consultancy Group will share their key principles for their roadmap to success, sharing forward-thinking insights and case studies spanning digital opinion leaders, socials strategy, co-creation, and more.

    And next week, we'll talk about Building a diverse MedComms workforce: Developing Disability Confident recruitment strategies with James Haq-Myles and Olivia Emirali, from the Lucid Group Talent Acquisition and Culture Teams.

    If you miss the live webinars, the recordings are always posted at

    There's lots more coming. Stay well, everyone. Keep the discussions going, using #MedComms.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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