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