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Amazon appointed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
We've just been appointed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to work alongside their new Director of Strategic Communications, Kim Catcheside, on a thought leadership programme.
The College represents over 15,000 psychiatrists in the UK and internationally, setting standards, supporting professionals, and working with patients, carers and other organisations interested in delivering high quality mental health services.
We are developing and delivering media campaigns for key individuals within the College on issues such as forensic psychiatry, access to services, support for children and young adults, as well as issues affecting the profession.
Amazon working with NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure
We have just been appointed by the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI), to provide media advice and press office support.
The year-long contract was won after a competitive pitch, with work beginning immediately on strategy development and planning, to inform an ongoing media programme.
NOCRI is a team within the National Institute for Health Research - the research arm of the NHS. Its role is to simplify access to the UK's clinical research infrastructure, improving the quality, efficiency and success of transitional research.
Ellie Gadd, Comms Manager, said: 'We were very impressed with Amazon's ideas and enthusiasm, and the team's grasp of the complexities that our organisation faces. We are very much looking forward to working together.'
Pregnant women in prison
The Amazon team is working with Birth Companions - a charity supporting pregnant women and new mothers in prison - to launch new guidance for Government and the Prison Service in dealing with this vulnerable group.
Around 600 pregnant women are held in prisons in England and Wales each year, and some 100 babies are born to women prisoners, yet despite legislation protecting their health and well-being, many do not get the care and support they're entitled to.
We'll be providing strategic support and media relations to highlight the issues and launch the guidance to professional and mainstream audiences across the coming months.
Amazon appointed by MND Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association has appointed us to work on this year's MND Awareness Month.
Six people are diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) every day in the UK. This rapidly progressing disease affects the brain and spinal cord. It is fatal and can kill fast; a third of people die within a year from diagnosis, and more than half within two years.
Chris James, MND Association Director of External Affairs, said: "Our Awareness Month in June will use real stories to show how lives are cut short and underline the devastating impact of MND. While primarily an awareness and PR-focussed campaign it will also be a platform to engage more people in raising funds to support research or to engage in volunteering opportunities to strengthen the charity's campaigning voice; striving to improve care of people affected by MND across England, Wales and Northern Ireland."
Amazon appointed by Institute of Legacy Management
The Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) has brought in Amazon to support the organisation during a key stage of its development.
We will be working with the ILM team on strategy and content development, providing an ongoing press office function and handling project-specific PR.
ILM chief executive Chris Millward said: 'This is an important stage in our growth as an organisation supporting legacy professionals in over 350 charities. Amazon will help us communicate and engage with our range of audiences, with a clearer narrative and a stronger voice - allowing us to better serve our members and the wider sector by establishing the Institute as the 'go to' organisation for comment on legacies and their administration.'