This policy related to the professional use of social media within NHSGGC whether on a network PC or on an employee’s own device.
The term ‘social media’ refers to websites and networks where users have an opportunity to share photos, videos, opinions or even reviews and reports on their experience. Blogs, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are all examples of social media. There is growing evidence of the potential for social media to offer opportunities for our organisation to engage effectively with patients and communities.
The misuse of these social networks carries significant reputational, technical and legal risks and therefore this policy has been developed to provide clear advice and guidance to employees on the use of social media in a professional capacity.
The policy sets out a process for the limited and authorised use of social media for professional purposes to allow the organisation to realise the benefits of social media whilst ensuring the risks are appropriately assessed and managed.
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