Staff warned/dismissed for using social media inappropriately
posted at 9/11/2011 2:42 PM GMT on bmj.com
From Guardian Healthcare Network:
Figures released to Guardian Healthcare show that 72 separate actions were carried out by 16 trusts against staff who inappropriately used social media between 2008-09 and October 2011.
Guardian Healthcare sent out FoI requests to 25 of the biggest NHS trusts in England by number of employees, asking how many members of staff had received warnings or dismissals for improper use of social media over the past three years.
Cases included an administrator and a nurse making inappropriate comments about patients on Facebook, and "a nurse taking pictures of workplace and posting on Facebook".
Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust recorded 11 instances where it took action against its employees between 2009-10 and 2010-11, one of which involved a member of staff making excessive and inappropriate use of Facebook during work time.
Also, there was a post on the BMA’s guidance on this: Using social media: practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students
Have you had experience of colleagues misuing social media or posting inappropriate comments at work place or from a private account?