Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

Doctor posted expletive-filled Twitter rants about patients, tribunal hears

A senior hospital doctor ran an expletive-laden Twitter account in which he ranted about A&E patients “crippling” the NHS, a tribunal has heard. ...

Patients using social media to make complaints

Patients are increasingly turning to social media to criticise doctors, says a medical defence body. Analysis of MDU figures show a 400% increase in reque...

GMC social media guidance prevents free speech

The General Medical Council has recently issued guidelines for doctors using social media, applicable from April 22nd 2013. Most of the advice is pretty se...

Good Medical Practice warns over social media

The GMC has launched an updated edition of Good Medical Practice - its core guidance for doctors. The regulator has updated the guidance from 2006 and pub...

What’s the value of social media for doctors?

So what is social media? Is it just a fad or something which could help the world of diabetes care? The words Facebook and Twitter seem to generate opposi...

Amorous patients are now using social media

Patients wanting to pursue a personal relationship with their doctors are increasingly using texts, emails and social networking sites to approach doctors,...

Bullying: how to use constructive confrontation

The debate about how to deal with internet trolls has become fiercer since the Olympics, after three very different reactions to cases of online abuse. ...

GMC asks for views on social media guide

Doctors are being asked their views on new GMC guidance on the use of social media. The draft guidance says the standards expected of doctors do not chang...

Social media: best response to negativity is no response

Social media has unfortunately been hitting the headlines again, this time for all the wrong reasons. Cyber bullying, now better known as “trolling”, s...

Bit of banter can drop you in hot water

One minute you're having a bit of banter with like minded individuals, the next you're in the national papers. As I've said before, be careful with soci...

NHS medical director wants consultations by Skype

Consultations may be held online to improve patient access to GP services, according to the NHS medical director. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said online to...