Within the guide is a brief mention the importance of chief executives being digitally literate;
“As social media begins to be used across the NHS to monitor patient comments and topical health stories, chief executives will need to become confident in discussing the methodologies and results [of social media monitoring].”
In yesterday’s session the question of ‘how literate is literate enough?’ came up and I’d like to briefly explore that further here. Do all chief executives and their board member colleagues all tweet? Is that the only way social media literacy can be learnt? Read more…
Today a whole host of new NHS organisations take the reins from their predecessors. Many of the predecessors will have had Twitter accounts. Many of you will have worked hard to gain more followers for those accounts.
If you don’t want your hard work to fall by the wayside with the start of the new organisations here are two ways you can take those followers with you:
1. Change your Twitter handle
Twitter allows users to pick a new handle (username). Simply sign in and click on Settings > Account > Username and pick one a username that is available. Remember to click save.
Things to consider when doing this are: Read more…
Here I compare the two and see whether they complement each other and provide reasonable and useful guidance.
The most obvious comparison for these two pieces of guidance is the number of pages. At 28 well laid out, but small font, pages the RCGP guidance is nine times bigger than the GMC guidance (3 pages).
The RCGP has certainly taken the opportunity to provide some social media 101 to their members. It’s first few pages are full of facts and stats, pros and cons, I think it adds value. It certainly helps to add context to why the guidance is being provided.
The GMC on the other hand have done a splendid job of showing how you can distill social media common sense into a little over 2.5 pages. They have intelligently linked back to the rest of the GMC guidance, allowing them to concentrate just on doctor’s use of social media.
Here are a few facts & figures I picked out when preparing for a recent conference talk.
Getting these sorts of facts and figures together is something I know I find myself doing or wanting to do a lot so I thought I would share the fruits of my labour to help you. I hope there is something in the list which piques your interest and gets you thinking about how you can use digital better at work or in your personal life.