The pivotal role of social media A24

Social Media has taken the world by storm, through its strategy to inform the public in all aspects related to personal or healthcare issues.  With so much publicly shared information, this presents a challenge for healthcare workers to keep track of answering questions or providing information that may not be unambiguous.

It is of great importance for health care officials to be aware of the ethical and professional implications of distributing confidential information.

The Nursing & Midwifery Council shares guidance on how to use social media responsibly.