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Macmillan Animated Video Project - benefits of patient involvement

16th January 2018

What’s the project?

The project aims to produce 3 short animated videos around the benefits of ‘patient involvement’ from different points of view – the patient, the medical staff, and either family member or heads of hospital trust. Patient involvement can be anything from completing a survey to being part of a board and everything in between. Don’t worry if you’re not sure about what it is, that’s something we will look at in more detail in the group.

What’s your role?

You will be working alongside other people who have been affected by cancer and 2 Macmillan Engagement Leads, Lynda Duff and Nicole Kirby. We can bring in other people as the group feels appropriate. Don’t worry about the actual animation and technical side of things, we have a budget to bring in a professional animator – not Pixar or Aardman I’m afraid, but very good nonetheless. You will have the opportunity to make decisions all along the way, from developing the basic idea; devising scripts; selecting the animator to voicing characters if that’s what you want to do.

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to be involved in something quite innovative for Macmillan – the videos are different from what has gone before.
  • To see your ideas put into new resources, really have your voice heard.
  • An opportunity to meet and work co-operatively and collaboratively with many different people.
  • Perhaps find some new skills; this is new for us too so we will all be learning together!

What’s the cost?

There will be no cost to you apart from time – meeting for 2 hours once a month from March to September (this can be flexible to accommodate holidays etc).  Meeting dates and times will be decided in the first group meeting.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed (mileage for car travel and cost of 2nd class rail fare).  Location(s) for meetings will depend on who we get responses from. 

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided at every meeting.

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