Introducing Chris – our Combined Healthcare Recovery Information Specialist

As part of our continuing commitment to digital innovation, we are proud to unveil our second digital member of staff, Chris, to the world - our "Combined Healthcare Recovery Information Specialist"

We know that using human presenters in corporate films, presentations and videos massively increases their impact.  When this is combined with  graphics, pictures and other content, the impact is increased even further.  The problem is that this becomes more of a challenge when it is more difficult to be in situ to film the presenter.  

With greater numbers of staff, including senior staff, working from home this problem will be more common.  In addition, the infection threat is increased by physically standing in proximity to a human to film them.  

To address this problem, we have developed the capability to create animated characters who can easily be lip-synced with an audio recording from a presenter – and then embedded in films and presentations in exactly the same way as a human would be.  

This enables us to continue to produce high impact films, presentations and videos without the need to physically be present to film the human.  All that is required is for the presenter to send us an audio recording.  

Chris is our second digital character, recruited to be a digital member of staff and the “human” face of the Trust’s Clinical Recovery Project.

About the Clinical Recovery Project

We have created the Clinical Recovery Project – led by our clinical teams staff, informed by our service users –  to drive forward a vision for clinical services.

Of course, our core aim will always remain to continue to deliver outstanding services and care in line with our Trust quality priorities – to be Safe, Personalised, Accessible and Recovery-focussed

  • to empower each of our services, teams and people to think imaginatively and creatively about how they can transform how they work in future to deliver services in line with these quality priorities;
  • to create the best possible working environment and working arrangements for each team and person;
  • to enable people to work more collaboratively, smartly, enjoyably and flexibly across corporate services and all parts of our Trust;
  • to continue to take forward the innovations in use of digital channels and digital services which we have introduced in recent months;
  • to ensure that our clinical voice and clinical knowledge is the bedrock of how we move forward; and
  • to ensure that the views of our service users are heard loud and clear as we design and deliver our new future, building on the insights and lessons provided by our patient stories and patient podcasts that we have built up over many years.

Our ambition is to take forward the best of what we have experienced becoming more creative, efficient, innovative and productive by Dec 2021

Chris will be providing updates  about the progress of the Clinical Recovery Project as it develops

In the meantime, you can enjoy Chris explaining more about it in the film below.