World Hemophilia Day 2021
World Hemophilia Day – ‘Adapting to change: sustaining care in a new world’

  The theme of this year’s World Hemophilia Day is ‘Adapting to change: sustaining care in a new world’ and recognises the challenges faced by healthcare providers, carers and patients by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was inaugurated by the World Federation of Hemophilia in 1989, but encompasses all members of the bleeding disorders community, …

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Celebrating the creative expertise of our latest new starter

  Porterhouse Medical Group is delighted to welcome Sarah Das Roy to our growing creative team as a Junior Creative based in our Reading office. Originally from Singapore, Sarah graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in graphic communication in 2020 and has since completed an internship in graphic design and video production. …

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Rewarding scientific expertise within the Porterhouse family

  Porterhouse Medical Group is delighted to announce that Tom O’Sullivan has been promoted to the role of Medical Writer in our global scientific services team. Tom joined our Nottingham office in October 2020 as an Associate Medical Writer, strengthening Porterhouse’s scientific expertise with a PhD from the University of Leicester in the mechanisms of …

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World Parkinson’s Day: The impact of COVID-19 on patients with Parkinson’s disease

  11 April is World Parkinson’s Day; this is a campaign established by Parkinson’s UK aimed at promoting awareness of a complex neurological disorder called Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is a disease that many will have heard of, yet understanding of it is still lacking. PD is the second most common neurodegenerative condition, after Alzheimer’s …

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World Health Day 2021: ‘building a fairer, healthier world for everyone‘

Porterhouse Medical Group is proud to support World Health Day – A day created by the World Health Organization to raise awareness of priority health issues. The world is still an unequal place with many people living in a landscape of poverty and disease – a situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This World Health …

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Celebrating a well-deserved promotion in Porterhouse’s global scientific services team

  Porterhouse Medical Group is delighted to announce that Laura Hemmings has been promoted to the role of Medical Writer. Laura joined our global scientific services team in September 2020, with an MSc in molecular biosciences from the University of Bath and a BSc in biological sciences from the University of Exeter. Despite the challenges …

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Taking steps to sustainability: Porterhouse celebrates achieving ISO 14001 certification

  Porterhouse Medical Group is proud to announce that we have passed the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 certification in environmental management. As part of our mission to improve lives, we recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment and to do our part in preventing the escalation of the climate crisis. We …

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Brain Tumour Awareness Month 2021: Why is it so important to raise awareness for brain tumours?

  In the UK, March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, an awareness campaign established in 2004 by member charities of Brain Tumour Research. The primary aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the lack of funding into brain tumour research [1], but it can also help people to better understand how a brain …

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Announcing a pair of well-deserved promotions at Porterhouse, Nottingham.

  Porterhouse Medical Group is delighted to announce a pair of well-deserved promotions in our Nottingham office. First, we are thrilled to congratulate Jessica Sale on her promotion to the role of Medical Writer. Jess joined our Nottingham based team in September 2020 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from …

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Porterhouse welcomes a new starter to our global scientific services team

  Porterhouse Medical Group is delighted to welcome Jack Bollins to our global scientific services team as an Associate Medical Writer. Jack graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017 with a BSc and a PhD in biochemistry. In addition to his academic qualifications, Jack successfully completed a 3-month internship at Learning Science in Bristol, …

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International Women’s Day: A day to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness against inequality

  Today, 8 March is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness against inequality. To mark the day, our article raises visibility and celebrates the prominence of the amazing women in the healthcare communications industry and discusses the many benefits of gender diversity in the workplace. Gender diversity …

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How readable are plain language summaries? A highlight from the 2021 European Meeting of ISMPP

  Plain language summaries (PLS) are an important publication enhancement to help non-specialist readers connect with healthcare and science. At the 2021 European Meeting of ISMPP, Porterhouse Medical Group’s Tony Ferrar and Emma Conran presented a poster entitled ‘How readable are plain language summaries?’ which examined the readability of PLS of medical articles. With the …

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