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NHS Chief Executive - On the Record

Kevin Quick, Thursday 24 January 2002 | Annotate
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Kettering General Hospital chief executive Geraint Martin has made a pioneering webcast to kick off the AEC project webcasting series. On Thursday, January 24, Geraint made the "on the record" broadcast to staff to let them know what was happening in the Trust and nationwide. Webcasting is one of the areas which we are investigating as part of our Assisted Electronic Communication Project. On the day Geraint started his broadcast with: “Welcome to the Big Brother House. After this broadcast you will have the chance to vote me off.” He then gave a serious presentation on the Trust’s plans for the future including major redevelopments. One of the advantages of webcasting is that staff from an ordinary ward or desktop pc can interact with the speaker by posting in questions which pop up in the question/answer session after the slide presentation. Geraint received many questions, including some tough ones, and had the chance to answer them. He himself was sitting in was sitting in an ordinary office in the hospital IM&T department in front of a webcam, but with ‘studio’ style lights beaming down on him and a team from KMi to make sure that everything went well!

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