Using social media as a medical professional
This guidance can help you to apply your professional judgement in key areas such as:
- considering the impact that content you share may have on patient behaviour and attitudes towards health, healthcare services, and other medical professionals
- being honest and trustworthy in online communications, and being open about any interests you have that may influence the recommendations that you make
- behaving professionally, maintaining boundaries and respecting patient confidentiality, privacy and dignity when using social media.