#hellomynameis – Tom, Senior Media Technologist

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With communication at the heart of GatewayC and fundamental to improving patient care, this blog series focuses on introductions and reflections from the team behind the programme.

In this post, we’re introducing Tom, Senior Media Technologist.

Could you tell us about your role?

I plan, film, produce and edit all of the video and audio materials for GatewayC. This involves working with the wider GatewayC team along with clinical specialists and actors. I also use a range of equipment and software to produce the finished result.

What made you want to support the GatewayC programme?

GatewayC offered the opportunity to hone and develop my craft whilst working towards a worthwhile product that has real impact.

What makes GatewayC unique?

I like the fact that that we can create unique learning experiences for our GPs, centred around the use of digital media (more interesting than your average powerpoint presentation!). In my role, I can also test new and innovative creative ideas which improve the learning experience in each course.

Finally, could you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I’ve filmed at lots of weird and wonderful locations, including the House of Commons, Old Trafford, Manchester Town Hall, Television Centre in London, The Christie (of course) and even a colleague’s living room!

For more information about GatewayC, visit the website at www.gatewayc.org.uk or follow the team on social media:

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For more information about the #hellomynameis campaign, visit their website here.