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Many medical professionals are active on social media. When used properly, social media can be an excellent way to interact with colleagues. Unfortunately mistakes can happen (inappropriate comments or photos) and these could damage your reputation.
This e-learning includes fictional scenarios that are based on common queries and concerns we receive from members. It can help you to use social media in a way that will limit its damaging pitfalls and covers:
'Social media for medical professionals' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 2 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).
This course can help medical professionals and medical students maximise the benefits of using social media and appreciate its pitfalls whilst continuing to meet ethical and legal obligations.
By the end of this course you should:
To support you during the coronavirus pandemic, we have made our e-learning available to all healthcare professionals for free. Simply register then go to the catalogue to enrol on the course.
Dr Shabbir Choudhury
Senior medical claims handler
MBBS, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, MA
Shabbir graduated from St George's University of London in 2002, qualifying as a GP in 2007. In 2010, he completed his MA in Medical Ethics and Law at King's College London. Shabbir continued to practice as a GP, and teach primary care ethics, until he joined the MDU in 2014. His main interest is the law and ethics of good Samaritanism.
Very helpful! I enjoyed it very much.
Very useful for the current times.
Helpful. Many Doctors are falling prey to the pitfalls of social media.
I found the Social Media Course very useful, especially with cases to work through. We need to ensure our knowledge is kept up-to-date in our expanding use of digital services environment and be aware of the GMC guidance and other information available such as "The CAP Code". We are very keen to ensure we are following best guidance whilst we expand our use of new areas of technology and follow best guidance when using social media.