As online technology improves, doctors and healthcare professionals are increasingly using social media as part of everyday life.
While these platforms represent a great opportunity to network with colleagues on a global scale and discover new innovations in practice, there can be dangers associated with using social media.
The Faculty’s 2012 ‘Ethics guidance for occupational health practice’ refers to this subject in paragraphs 3.14-3.16. In addition, both the British Medical Association (BMA) and General Medical Council (GMC) have issued guidance for doctors on appropriate use of social media.
If you use twitter, do follow the Faculty and the President Richard Heron for updates about occupational health and work to promote the specialty.