Starting Facebook and Twitter at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres
On 11th February 2014, Haughton Thornley Medical Centres convened a meeting for interested patients to come and discuss the development of a Facebook and a Twitter account for its patients
The Royal College of General Practitioners has provided a helpful Social Media Highway Code which provides guidance for doctors and other healthcare professionals on the use of social media.
We have now launched our Facebook page here. If you are on Facebook then why not "like" us and encourage your friends to like us too. You can then write comments on what we publish although we will of course delete any inappropriate comments.
At the same time, we have also launched a twitter account too @htmc0 (that is a Zero at the end). You are welcome to follow us on twitter too!
In the interest of safety, please refrain from disclosing any personal information about yourself or others such as addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
We will remove any comments we deem to be inappropriate.
Here are examples of other GP surgeries that have developed their own Facebook page