DRAFT resources (Great North Children’s Hospital)

DRAFT CONTENT February 2021

This page has draft resources from work with Great North Children’s Hospital (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust). These draft resources are shared with GNCH/NuTH colleagues, to ask their feedback before these resources are shared publicly online. Resources from earlier phases of this project (including the My MRI! comic) are publicly available here.

GNCH has been working with Newcastle University researchers to explore creative approaches to patient information. In this phase of the project, the team has produced a quick-start guide and materials to help staff plan their own collaborations with artists including comics creators and illustrators to produce patient information materials for use as part of clinical encounters.

The individual resources are:

Or, click below to read all resources in one PDF:

Feedback on draft resources

We welcome feedback on these resources from NuTH/GNCH colleagues. At this stage in our project we are focused on the accuracy of these resources: have we used the right titles/roles when referring to healthcare professionals in NuTH/GNCH? Does the project planning template make sense within the structure of departments in NuTH/GNCH? Is there technical language that needs rewording, or is there further information that healthcare professionals need to be able to plan their own projects?

Contact for feedback: Lydia Wysocki, Newcastle University


Project team:

  • Lydia Wysocki – Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University; Applied Comics Etc
  • Janice McLaughlin – Sociology, Newcastle University
  • Heather Wilson – Comic Developer, HeatherWilson Illustrations
  • We also thank Michael McKean and Julie Anderson (NuTH NHS Trust) and Mel Whewell (Newcastle University’s Institute for Creative Arts Practice) for their advice.

For this phase of the project we gratefully acknowledge funding from Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation.