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    MedComms Networking - 27 June 2023


    So, last week was interesting.

    In our #MedComms webinar, Mark Denton and Seb Hall from Zenopa reviewed key findings from their Healthcare Communication's Talent Insight Survey (UK) 2023 (conducted 15 May - 09 June 2023). They collected data from an incredible 1,270 respondents. UK data only, but lots of food for thought, wherever in the world you are. I'd be keen to hear your thoughts. The plan is to repeat the exercise annually and track developments.

    [Watch the free recording of the webinar here]

    [Download the full PDF report, here]

    Any such online survey carries a clear 'health warning', but there's very little public data about our business. Hopefully this new data will promote more open discussion. Good to know most UK hiring managers see continuing growth and recruitment activity. Interesting to see some of the data about benefits and, for instance, around flexible working practices. Valuable to see some of the salary comparisons.

    Then, on Thursday last week, we ran an in-person FirstMedCommsJob careers event. Once again we proved the significant benefits that come from meeting in real life to discuss career opportunities. This was our first time at Birmingham University and it's fair to say we all had great fun. Attendees joined us from across the UK and it was very busy. If you were there, please add your thoughts to the LinkedIn discussion here. I think we probably changed some lives last week.

    Changing more lives is what we want to do at our next in person event, Working in and around #MedComms, Heathrow, 25 September 2023. Last year we welcomed more than 400 participants and we aim to do the same this year. Everyone's welcome to join us to find out more about their options and career opportunities across our business. Once again we will fill the Main Exhibition Hall with representatives from leading employers (REAL CHEMISTRY are the latest to confirm yesterday that they will be there) and alongside we will run expert workshops and panel sessions to provide jobseekers with real insights into the business. Please join us.

    Meanwhile, tomorrow, panellists from the University of Dundee and AMICULUM will share more information about their innovative new Master's course in Science and Health Communication which launches in September 2023. Everyone's welcome. Please join us.

    And next week we'll end the current series of weekly #MedComms webinars with a #MedComms Online Forum, All about freelancing in MedComms. With Satyen Shenoy, (European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)), Lisa Baker (ISMPP Freelancers, USA), Rebecca Tadokera (South African Medcomms Professionals Network), Amanda Xiaoqing Mao (Asia Pacific MedComms Network), Charlotte Rooney (A Half Managed Mind), Eleanor Steele (MedComms Mentor) and Vicky Sherwood (Biomed Badass). Everyone's welcome. Please join us.

    With that event in mind, following various discussions earlier this year about workflow for freelancers in 2023 - what's the latest news, 6 months in? If you are currently freelancing please vote in our Poll and add your comments to the discussion on LinkedIn here.

    There's lots more happening. Stay well, everyone.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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