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NHS England's top GP resigns following Pulse comments

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Whatever you think about them, the GMC's guidance on use of publically accessible social media is very clear - if you say you are a doctor, you must identify yourself: "Anonymity 17 If you identify yourself as a doctor in publicly accessible social media, you should also identify yourself by name. Any material written by authors who represent themselves as doctors is likely to be taken on trust and may reasonably be taken to represent the views of the profession more widely. Pulse may be " intended for healthcare professionals only" and require professional registration details, but we should still hold ourselves to the same standards here, as we would in a face to face professionals meeting. I wouldn't say anything here that I would be uncomfortable saying to a colleague. I wrote about this back in 2013, when the guidance was newly released: http://triptogenetica.blogspot.com/2013/03/doctors-nyms-social-media-good-medical.html

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05 Aug 2018

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5:05pm

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