Twitter leads national campaign for compassionate care
- 26 Jan
Twitter has made one doctor's idea transform into a national campaign for compassionate care.
#HelloMyNameIs is a social media based campaign created by one doctor, Kate Granger, in order to encourage healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients.
The campaign is now being backed by almost 30 NHS trusts, the Health Service Journal reports.
Having no idea how much of an impact this campaign would cause, Dr Granger has seen it spread throughout NHS organisations across England and consequently has been praised as a foundation and driver of compassionate care.
Dr Granger is an acting consultant in geriatric medicine at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust and a patient who has terminal cancer. She emphasised that this campaign could not have happened without social media.
She stated, "Most of our collaborative launch across 30 NHS trusts has been organised with social media. Twitter has been central to spreading the core values of the campaign across the NHS and different professional groups.
"Many people have got in touch using social media channels to invite me to speak at various events. We are having a collaborative launch of nearly 30 NHS trusts in February through the Listening into Action network - most of this has been organised with social media".
This is a key example showing how social media is being used to make changes in the NHS. Due to Dr Granger's own experiences of being in hospital and noticing that many members of staff did not introduce themselves to patients before delivering care.
She felt that it was important to positively suggest that staff should take a few moments to do so, and the idea was very well received.
Dr Granger further mentioned, "Without social media I don't think there would be a campaign. The reach of Twitter is awesome - #HelloMyNameIs as a concept and driver to promote person centred compassionate care has spread globally because of Twitter".
It is extraordinary to imagine that a simple social media platform such as Twitter could hold such a vital part of the working lives of so many health service staff members.
Damian Roland, a consultant and honorary senior lecturer in paediatric emergency medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester Trust stated, "Social media exists and must be part of the life of large organisations, including NHS organisations". He shows his support as he is a keen user of social media channels including Twitter.
What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions
This blog post has been written by our sister company The Media Bubble who specialise in social media for the social sector.
- 19 May
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The online survey posed questions to 1,479 people between ages 14 to 24 to rate which social media platform (of YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter) negatively impact their users.The...
- 25 Jul
SOCIAL MEDIA APPS FOR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS
INSTAGRAMGOOGLE TRANSLATEHOMESWAPPER MATCHESFACEBOOK LIVEWHATSAPPTAWKYou can download these apps online and via Android or IOS devices as well. Enjoy!What do you think? Please tweet...
- 17 Jun
FREE DEVICES AND APPS FOR BETTER HEALTH
Some of such devices and apps which will be available in April 2017 are:AliveCor- A mobile heart monitor (strapped to the back of a smartphone) which will also save NHS money, reducing need for...
- 08 Jun
The #UKHousingFast is a social media campaign which is led by people living and working in social housing to support the activities of Trussell Trust.This fast is in its third year and will take...
- 23 Jan
Social media for housing associations
Online engagement between many commercial and charitable organisations and their clients and users has become very popular. However, many housing organisations have not succeeded as well as they...
- 22 Jan
An effective social media strategy for your social organisation
It is important to reach a position on social media where the community feels comfortable in sharing the content that you post.Your content should reflect the trust and integrity your users have for...
- 15 Jan
The Social Media Presence of Social Organisations
However, there are still many organisations who are not taking full advantage of social media platforms by not regularly updating their users and followers with content, nor sharing links that their...
- 15 Jan
Charity urges homelessness to be put to an end
Homeless Link, in its manifesto to end homelessness, has urged the next Government to end rough sleeping, ensure employment and welfare support, provide more homes and protect the rights of tenants,...
- 13 Jan
Instagram for your Social Organisation
It has beat Twitter in terms of number of users, but it is currently outperforming in terms of engagement as well.Instagram's engagement is 50 times higher than Twitter. The difference is a large...
- 09 Jan
The role of social media in non-profit fundraising
According to a study by a consulting firm for non-profits, "Growth in social media audiences far outpaces that of email".Amongst 55 large non-profits, research found that email lists only rose by 14%...
The Welfare Reform Act: Universal Credit, Sheltered and Supported Housing The content was concise and to the point. The content was relevant to our service, and gave us a better us a better indication of were stand with upcoming changes. Rosie Kaur - Panahghar