This policy relates to the professional use of social media within NHSGGC. It includes all such use whether on a network PC or on an employee’s own device.
‘Social media’ refers to websites and networks where users share photos, videos, opinions, or reviews. Blogs, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are all examples of social media. There is growing evidence that social media offers opportunities for us to engage with patients and communities.
The misuse of social networks carries significant reputational, technical and legal risks. This policy is 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. This is to allow the organisation to realise the benefits of social media whilst ensuring we assess and manage the risks.
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