Social Media

Social Media

The increased use and reliance on social media, together with the implications of its use, led the Optical Confederation to produce the guidance below.

On-line professional conduct should mirror conduct in the real world – if you would not say or do it in real life, you should not say or do it online.  Individuals and businesses should

  • never share confidential patient information on-line
  • be careful when sending information electronically
  • use social networking websites with caution
  • think before posting.

For further information please refer to the Optical Confederation Social Media Guidance