Our pharmacist loves using social media. He enjoys the opportunities it has presented to network and share best practice with colleagues both locally and farther afield. On occasion, he has attended conferences and met a number of people in person who he had previously conversed with online. He currently works in general practice but has had previous experience in other sectors too.
He has a number of social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More recently he has joined Telegram and WhatsApp. Our pharmacist is a member of a number of private groups on Facebook and Telegram. He loves sharing best practice to help support others in pharmacy.
Today he posted a selfie of himself during his clinic. To complete the tweet he wrote the following caption below the tweet;
“Follow-up appointment with asthma patient this morning. Change of inhaler and inhaler technique check and asthma back under control. #winning”
Is this use of social media appropriate for a registered pharmacist?
- Yes 65%
- No 35%
Is this a breach of patient confidentiality?
- Yes 10%
- No 90%
Would you report this pharmacist to the GPhC?
- Yes 2%
- No 98%