Orlando Media





We have extensive experience working in healthcare and medicine. In particular, for the past 15 years Mike Tomlinson has been working with the NHS, developing ways to use new digital media to communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals. He is an associate of the Department of Health initiative, NHS Elect, working as their consultant creative director and producing media and communications solutions for NHS Elect's members.

At Orlando Media, we are also experienced in working with advanced medical subjects; for example, communicating developments in health science research to specialist medical audiences. We produced a long-running series of video interviews for the European Journal of Cancer, working with medical journalist Helen Saul. We also produce e-learning courses based on professional quality video for medical education. We work too with Oxford Digital Media on their medical projects and have recently formed a new partnership, ODM-Medical, bringing together a wealth of experience and expertise in video production for healthcare and medicine.

These are a few examples of our work in this field.




Tackling major NHS problems.

NHS Improvement worked with NHS Elect on a series of workshops addressing the problems with ambulance handover at A&E. To begin each workshop they wanted a poignant reminder of the seriousness of the issue. Matthew's story is a video case history of such an event.

» NHS Improvement video.


Matthew's Story



Communicating NHS strategy and organisational development.

Many projects are concerned with explaining changes in the way healthcare is provided to patients and staff. For example, East London NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health care, recently introduced a new Care Programme Approach that uses new IT systems. A short video explained the changes to staff and service users.




Communicating with NHS staff

We have produced videos and other resources, including web microsites, for a number of NHS Trusts to assist them recruit and support staff. For example, East London NHS Foundation Trust needed a video to promote their values message to new staff.





Engaging with service users

Working with East London NHS Foundation Trust CAMHS team, we produced a video to appeal to younger viewers and explain how their Eating Disorders service worked.

» ELFT CAMHS website




Communicating with patients

Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon wanted to demonstrate the different types of care they provide, both in hospital and in the community.

» See 'A Day in the Life of GWH' video.




We have worked with these NHS organisations and trusts:

  • NHS Elect
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS Acute Frailty Network
  • NHS Specialist Clinical Frailty Network
  • NHS Ambulatory Emergency Care Network
  • NHS Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care Network
  • NHS Emergency Care Improvement Programme
  • NHS Malnutrition Task Force
  • NHS Midlands & Lancashire CSU
  • Barking, Havering & Redbridge
  • Bedford Hospital
  • Birmingham Womens Hospital
  • Chelsea & Westminster
  • Dartford & Gravesham
  • Derbyshire Healthcare
  • Dorset County Hospitals
  • East London
  • Epsom & St Helier
  • Frimley Park
  • George Eliot Hospital



  • Great Western Hospitals
  • Imperial College
  • Kingston Hospital
  • Lewisham and Greenwich
  • Milton Keynes
  • North West London University Hospitals
  • Portsmouth Hospitals
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath
  • Salisbury
  • Sandwell & West Birmingham
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals
  • Sheffield
  • Thetford Healthcare
  • University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Walsall Healthcare
  • West Hertfordshire
  • West Middlesex University Hospital
  • West Suffolk Hospital
  • Weston Area
  • Whittington Hospital
  • Winchester & Eastleigh




We have worked with these independent healthcare and medical organisations:

  • European Journal of Cancer (Elsevier)
  • Owen Mumford (medical device manufacturer)
  • Wimbledon Clinics (sports medicine)
  • Decon Sciences
  • Manor Hospital (Oxford)
  • Nuffield Health



  • Health Service Journal
  • JAMA
  • UK Specialist Hospitals
  • Yorkshire Tissue Engineering Group
  • Turning Point (Charity)