Dave Lewis, C21 Project Manager introduces the e-newsletter and its role in the C21 project.
“We recognise that our ability to communicate effectively with you will underpin the achievement of our vision to develop a world-leading medical programme.
In your response to the initial consultation you told us that improving communication around the project needed to be a key priority. We’ve listened and have developed a strategy which aims to improve communication with you – the staff, tutors, doctors, health care professionals, students, patients, administrators, and other interested parties.
We all know that there is nothing more frustrating than finding out too late about an initiative we would love to have been part of or a project where we could have made a difference. Therefore our strategy is straightforward; it is about clarity, consistency and openness and it aims to ensure you know what is going on and how you can make a significant contribution.
It also recognises the need for us to use the tools at our disposal effectively, whether that be the website, newsletters, conferences, consultations or just basic, timely and succinct emails, telephone and face to face meetings and briefings.
Inform is therefore just one way in which we are trying to keep you updated. It will be issued regularly, with special one-off editions for major developments. It will include the latest progress, news and events as well as features that will give you a detailed look at the project and the people leading it.
We hope that,along with all the other activities we are doing, Inform will start to make a real difference to your understanding and engagement with the project.
I’m pleased that this e-newsletter is underway and I hope you will enjoy reading it and engaging with the C21 project.
Finally, both Professor Paul Morgan, Dean of the Medical School, and Professor John Bligh, Dean of Medical Education, operate an ‘open door’ policy. If you have concerns or queries, want to get involved, or if there’s anything else you want to raise, just get in touch.”