Useful resources


Social media guides

Comprehensive list of useful social media resources for GPs and practice staff.
 

Resources and guides

AHPRA policy for registered health practitioners’ Social media policy

Royal College of General Practitioners – Social media highway code

Australian Medical Association

Social media and the medical profession: A guide to online professionalism for medical practitioners and medical students

Facebook

How to set up a Facebook business account

Facebook useful links

Getting Started

Managing a page

Privacy for Pages

How to use Facebook

Support

Desktop help

Help for using other devises

Help community

 

Twitter

How to set up a Twitter account

Twitter useful links

FAQs

Getting Started

Privacy Policy

How to use Twitter?

Twitter business

Support

Help Centre

Contact us

LinkedIn

How to set up a LinkedIn account

LinkedIn useful links

FAQs

Getting Started

Privacy Policy

Support

Help Centre

Contact Us

Safety Centre

YouTube

How to set up a YouTube account

YouTube useful links

FAQs

Getting Started

Privacy Policy

Support

Help Centre

Contact Us
 

Blogging

Popular blogging websites

Wordpress

tumblr.

Posterous Spaces

Examples of GP blogs

Doctors Bag by Edwin Kruys

AMS Doctor – Dr Timothy Senior (focuses on working with aboriginal people)

Dr Justin Coleman

 

RACGP - Guide for the use of social media in general practice

To support safe and professional social media usage by GPs and general practice staff, the RACGP has developed the Guide for the use of social media in general practice (the Guide). It includes tips for using social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs within a general practice context. The Guide contains a social media policy template which can be adapted to your practice. Guide for the use of social media in general practice

Australian Medical Association (AMA) - Social Media and the Medical Profession - Policy

Tthe AMA social media policy which explains the importance of maintain professionalism as health care providers when using social media. This document provides guidelines to assist health care professionals to maintain professional standards which using social media. 

Australian Medical Association (AMA) – Code of Ethics

This document outlines some ethical principles that health care professionals can use as a guide on how to conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues and society. 

Royal College of General Practitioners - Social Media Highway Code

This document provides a guide for health care professionals to ensure that their online communications meet their professional obligations and protect their patients. It encourages healthcare professional to use social media and provides a guide on how to get the most out of this means of online communication.

AHPRA Guidelines for advertising regulated health services

As stated in the guidelines, these Guidelines were jointly developed by the National Boards responsible for regulating registered health practitioners in Australia.

They:

  • explain and provide guidance on the obligations of advertisers under the National Law
  • describe advertising that is prohibited
  • comment on the use of factual information in advertising
  • explain that advertisers of regulated health services (whether registered health practitioners or not) have responsibilities under other legislation administered by other regulators, and
  • explain the consequences of a breach of the advertising provisions of the National Law.