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What to do and how to respond when patients criticise your practice online.
Social media is part of life and here to stay. Ensuring you use social media with care is important for you and your patients.
Can I sue if I have been defamed online?
Should I make a statement if there is media interest in my GMC case?
Should I complain about an inaccurate press story about treatment I carried out?
Should I accept a patient's friend request on social media?
Will my GMC case be reported in the press?
What should I do if a newspaper photographer arrives at my practice?