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NMC issues Facebook and Twitter warning


Anonymous | 8-Jul-2011 4:50 pm, whilst I agree that there are a few extreme cases that warrant attention as you and others say, these are in the extreme minority. My issues with this are that as I said earlier, it is the fact that we are being judged outside of work as well as what we do at work, as well as the interpretation of what justifies acceptable when that interpretation lies solely with the NMC, who I'm sorry Jenni, DO have a reputation for witch hunting. It is a very slippery slope. Another point Jenni, this isn't simply about appropriate behaviour, although that is certainly an issue in some extreme examples, this is about a gross invasion into our private lives too. For every extreme example you can name, I will bet there are a number of grossly unfair and invasive 'investigations' too. Just look at the NMC list of people being investigated (again, I do not think people being investigated should be named either), there are a lot of spurious reasons on there. I mean by what right does the NMC have to snoop on a private conversation between a group of friends on face book? Who says it is wrong for a Nurse to have a private life and post a few drunken pictures of themselves on a night out on the 'wall' or whatever it is called (and yes, there have been investigations into that too, by using the catch all 'bringing the profession into disrepute'.) We have a right to a private life too. Our so called professional body should have no right to judge on actions OUTSIDE of work, and that includes on social media.

Posted date

9 July, 2011

Posted time

10:19 am