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We asked: 'How can nurses remain professional when using social media?'


This week the student nurse twitter community debated the use of social media and how to use it without risking your registration.



Readers' comments (2)

  • Any nurse who uses Face Book et al and does not realise that once it is sent/saved/posted will not be public is living in a hole.

    In my local trust, management were known to spend a lot of time viewing all facebook pages of their staff, and using any content as a big stick to beat them with.

    Many were sacked, especially with the trend for the "laying down in unusual places" phase. Staff were doing nothing in front of/instead of caring for/to harm patients, and were instead celebrating the most rare of occasions - a quiet phase in the emergency department. One was photographed laying on a trolley, another laying on the heli pad etc.

    Seriously, management really do have nothing better to do than to try to improve their career prospects by spying and trolling through your social media, and occasional private correspondence. PLEASE everyone, we lost some really good staff due to this heavy handed and self righteous witch hunt by a grasping small minded junior manager. Please be careful.

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  • Nurses don't have to give up using social media, they just have to use it sensibly.
    I highly doubt pictures of my dog and comments about the weather/my dinner are really going to interest management. Just don't post pictures of yourself planking when you should be at work, or post updates like "Wow this Trust really sucks and my manager is an idiot" or "catheterised Mrs Jones from across the road today" etc etc.
    It's common sense really, isn't it?

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