In this episode, we introduce you to the Nottinghamshire LMC podcast, the host and producer Zenaida Morrison, and what to expect in subsequent episodes.
Intro Jingle (First 32s)
Purpose of Podcast (First 2m)
Introducing host and LMC Buying Group (ends at 3m 43s)
What to expect (ends at 4m 53s)
Closing (ends at 5m 43s)
Outro Jingle (Last 30s)
Hello everyone, thanks for joining me today. I'm your host Zenaida Morrison and this is the Nottinghamshire LMC Podcast. This is the first episode of our podcast, and I am sure you are wondering what this is all about - Let’s get into it.
The idea to have the Nottinghamshire LMC podcast came about from our CEO Michael Wright; he saw it as an opportunity to share more information, to conduct engaging thought-provoking interviews with some of our committee members, but equally as an opportunity for our constituent practices to get to know more about the operational team. This has been an idea since I started with the LMC in 2018 but what really gave us the push, was a survey we sent out to you last July and what came out of that survey was that there is knowledge about the Nottinghamshire LMC but not much knowledge about those who are representing you.
We wanted to change that, we want to make ourselves more visible to you, and we figured what better way to do it but than through a podcast!
So our very first podcast will be coming out soon, however this is a bit of an introduction: it lets you know who we are, why we are doing this podcast, who I am as your host and also what you can expect in the subsequent episodes to come.
So I think I will start with myself, I'm Zenaida Morrison as I mentioned earlier, I'm the host for this podcast, but also I'm the Communications and Marketing Manager for Nottinghamshire LMC. I joined the team in January 2018 as Communications and Marketing Officer for the LMC Buying Group. The LMC Buying Group negotiates discounts on products and services regularly used in practice, which saves our constituent practices some money but actually, because it’s a national Buying Group, it saves many practices across the UK a lot of money.
Prior to joining the LMC, I worked in Comms for Nottingham University Hospitals, supporting the Comms function at the Leicester Royal Infirmary too. This was my first dive into Comms and this happened after completing my Masters in Communications and PR at the University of Leicester.
More interestingly, how I came to be the host for this podcast probably has a lot to do with my background as a Broadcast Journalist. I worked in Ghana, West Africa for a few years where I was one of four pioneering News Anchors for a multinational station called Viasat 1. I got to cover so many great stories and events that took place at the time. A lot of it was quite nerve wracking but it was also very exciting and very different.
So hosting this podcast allows me to engage with our constituent practices in a way that I've never been able to before and to give you the opportunity to know more at your own leisure.
LMCs have been around since 1911 and pre-date the National Health Service, but it’s always struck me that there seems to be a sort of ambiguity about what an LMC does; so this podcast will bring more clarity in all matters related to the LMC and also to general practice through informative discussions from members of the team and thought-provoking personal stories from your representatives.
We will also have updates on certain services that we provide you, you'll also be hearing from some heavy hitters in the healthcare landscape who have a lot to inform you about when it comes to the future of healthcare but also how Primary Care fits into that. So, there is a lot to expect, but I will say this, for the first episode, you're going to be hearing from one of our committee members, I'm not going to tell you who it is now, but you will know soon enough.
Thanks for joining me, all that I can say is that you come on this journey with me and take time to engage in this podcast. The streaming platform we are using is PodBean, so to receive your podcast, you simply need to download the PodBean or Spotify app on your phone, sign-up which is just your email address and a password then type ‘Nottinghamshire LMC’ to follow the podcast and receive notifications whenever an episode is released.
Thank you once again for listening, be sure to follow us via PodBean or Spotify and, it’s bye for now!.