Doctors’ use of social media (2013)


This guidance explains how the principles in Good medical practice apply for doctors when using any form of social media or making public statements.

It develops the duties and principles set out in Good medical practice and other explanatory guidance.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.

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