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An introduction to: Using social media during your career

This guide is here to help you learn how to use social media as an NHS professional. It looks at how the things you post on social media sites can have an impact on your reputation and career. The impact can be positive or negative. This guide will help you make sure that the impact is positive.

First of all, we want to be clear that we don’t want you to stop using social media. In fact, we’d like you to use social media as part of your Care Makers development.

We see the benefits of using social media every day. Increased networking and sharing of knowledge on social media sites are already helping us all get better at our jobs. If you think social media sites help you improve at your job, use them. What we’d like you to be aware of is how the things you post online can have an impact on your career.