Should I accept a patient's friend request on social media?

It's always important to maintain professional boundaries with patients. Politely and clearly explain to the patient that this is not appropriate and, if relevant, direct them to your professional profile.

Read more in our guide on maintaining patient boundaries.

This page was correct at publication on 20/01/2022. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.