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    MedComms Networking - 22 December 2020


    Well, that's me done for this crazy year! Let's all wish ourselves the very best of luck in 2021.

    Last week, we ran a final 2020 #MedComms Forum as a big Zoom meeting. I'd encourage you to watch the full recording of the meeting, Better Homeworking in MedComms. You'll find the presentations complement each other well. Lots of useful insights and some great practical trips. But it does come in at a hefty 2 hours. So, I've now split the recording into several segments to provide easier access to the individual presentations.

    Thanks again to everyone involved. All feedback welcomed. Go on, take a break from Netflix!

    Access the videos directly as below. All the videos are, of course, also listed at or in the MedComms YouTube channel along with hundreds more.

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Survey - findings, contradictions and questions featuring Tim Hardman (Niche Science and Technology) and Rob Davies (Havas SO)

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Training from home featuring Rebecca Douglas (Ashfield)

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Recruiting and joining remotely featuring Susie Marriott and May Vaja (Prime Global)

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Employee wellbeing in the times of a global pandemic featuring Karina Rudzinska (Lucid)

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Working from home and mental health featuring Dr Christine Oesterling (GP Principal)

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Thriving rather than just surviving featuring Christian Hambly (FreelanceGeek)

  • Better Homeworking in MedComms: Why I've had enough with this working from home rubbish featuring Iain Smith (Network for Skills)

  • Many thanks again to Tim Hardman (Niche Science and Technology) and Steven Walker (St Gilesmedical London and Berlin) for organising the programme.

    The weekly #MedComms webinars start again on 20 January when Len Starnes will talk about the Medical Society Conferences: What we learnt in 2020, what might happen in 2021. Please join us. Everyone's welcome.

    We've already got some great topics and speakers lining up and we'll be online at 12.00 UK time every Wednesday through to the Summer, all being well. Make it a regular date. Gather the team around, share some cake and use the webinars as the basis for some valuable team discussions. Details will always kept bang up-to-date at

    So, it's been crazy.

    A year ago it felt like I was banging my head against various brick walls, saying we should all use technology like Zoom much more. Little did I know what was coming. This year my social media feeds filled up with advice from the many new Zoom gurus (many other solutions and gurus are available!). Seems only right I add my half-penny worth of advice to the mix. So, here's my one lesson to pass on from 2020.

    It's long been the case that the closer to home we arrange a meeting, the more likely we'll be late. We're all now literally meeting from home so... My recommendation: Let's stop timetabling video calls that run into each other.

    Easier said than done!

    Stay safe and well, everyone. See you on the other side.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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