The Communications Team supports the Primary Care Department by providing advice with wide-ranging requirements from websites, social media, filming, printing and graphic design to managing press enquiries, press releases and internal communications. We also promote the department’s research, clinical trials and study programmes.
We disseminate departmental news, policies and guidelines and manage the department’s brand identity.
Departmental Weekly Update
We produce a weekly, internal newsletter for the department with all the news and comment from the week. If you would like to have an item included then please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy deadline is midday on Thursdays.
Department logos and stationery
Including department branded poster and presentation templates.
Public engagement with research
Guidelines and 'How to'
We hope that the ‘Guidelines’ and ‘How to’ sections below will provide answers for most enquiries. If you need further assistance, we are happy to help – please get in touch via email: email@example.com (for internal use only).
We would also appreciate any thoughts on additional information that would be useful to post here.
General website editing how to videos - log-in required
Obtain permission to film on University premises or film/photograph others
Make a short video (images, videos, web stories, social media posts)
Edit the department website (knowledge base articles)
If you would like a press release for your research, please notify the Communications Team when your paper is accepted for publication. The NIHR require three days’ notice of any press releases.
Department communications team:
Jo is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the department’s internal and external communications strategies and plans. Jo works with researchers and the other members of the Communications Team to engage a range of stakeholders in the work of the department and maximise its impact. She is also responsible for the oversight of marketing plans for the broad range of health sciences courses that the department offers.
Contact Jo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research communications and public engagement
Gavin specialises in research communications, media engagement and creating digital content. He spends 80% of his time managing communications for the NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley and the NIHR Med Tech and In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative.
Contact Gavin: email@example.com
Jean supports researchers and staff in communicating their work to wider audiences. Within the department, she specifically supports the Clinical Trials Unit and the PANORAMIC Trial. Jean helps to develop strategies for communicating with and recruiting from diverse communities, and assists with social media, branding, and news stories for the department's trials.
Contact Jean: firstname.lastname@example.org