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RCGP 'Highway Code' for GPs using social media

The RCGP has produced guidance for GPs using Twitter and Facebook.

Lead authors Dr Ben Riley and Professor Clare Gerada write: ‘Doctors have always had a responsibility to communicate with patients - and to do this in the places where patients do their communicating, whether that be in their homes, their local communities or the online environment. Social media has the potential to fundamentally alter how doctors communicate with the public and vice versa. We must ensure that we are all aware of this and that we understand how to practise safely.’

Click here to read or download the guidance, also available on the RCGP website.

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