This week’s news in brief round-up

Digital consultancy Reading Room has developed a new MyHealthLondon website, launched yesterday by London Mayor Boris Johnson. This is the UK’s first website allowing patients to access NHS information about their GP and cancer survival rates. Reading Room used open source software for this ‘fast-run project’.

Victoria Partridge

Landor has appointed Victoria Partridge to the position of executive director of client services. She will be client leader in the corporate team working with clients including BP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Ernst & Young and Yell.

The Design Museum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Seoul Design Foundation, aiming to create a direct design link between the cities. It is hoped this will improve communications to facilitate collaborations, partnerships, touring exhibitions and learning programmes.

Kedleston Hall

The National Trust is appealing to UK and international artists, architects, designers and landscape designers for their latest commission ‘Playful Incidents’, based at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. The art project is part of Trust New Art, a three-year contemporary art and craft programme.

Herman Hertzberger

Herman Hertzberger is to receive the 2012 Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal. Born in 1932, the Dutch architect has created buildings including the Montessori School in Delft. 

Embrace Brands has appointed Alison Cracknell as creative director. Cracknell, who joins the agency from Anthem Worldwide, has more than 25 years experience in design and branding strategy. She has worked for Design House and Brand Union, among other design agencies, as well as for Nestle and Unilever.

Karen Fream

Branding agency 1HQ has appointed former Coca Cola European marketing activation manager Karen Fream as client director of shopping engagement. She will be responsible for ‘developing and translating ideas and concepts into branded assets that will generate sales revenue’, according to 1HQ.

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