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  • Digital Development NHS England VIDEO request
    Digital Development NHS England VIDEO request

    Updated: 16/01/2019

    Following on from last year’s conference when Sam Shah, NHS England, spoke to IMI members; we have developed a relationship which we hope will be beneficial to our members. They frequently commission video productions and we suggested that IMI members might be able to offer some expertise in this area.

  • Keith Bellamy
    Keith Bellamy

    Updated: 14/01/2019

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Keith Bellamy, former Chairman of IMI and Director of Media Resources at Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

  • Wellcome Photography Prize 2018
    Wellcome Photography Prize 2018

    Updated: 05/12/2018

    We invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. CLOSING DATE: 17th December 2018

  • Call for Papers – Belfast 2019
    Call for Papers – Belfast 2019

    Updated: 03/12/2018

    Come and share your expertise with us at the IMI Annual Conference, Stormont Hotel, Belfast in October 2019.

  • Band 5 Graphic Designer Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
    Band 5 Graphic Designer Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: 22/11/2018

    We are looking for a qualified graphic designer to join our team of photographers, videographers and graphic designers. You will have a degree in Graphic Design or equivalent. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team and under your own initiative to meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of work.

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