Clinicians rise to the social media challenge

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The challenges of supporting patients to become more resilient and knowledgeable about their conditions are difficult to crack – and social media can be part of the problem.

To address this issue, healthcare teams at Royal Stoke Hospital have started supporting patients by developing self-care videos and facebook groups where clinicians can provide accurate, valuable self-care information to patients in a closed environment.

Learning @ Work starts soon!

 

 

 

Learning at work

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The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in 2015’s Learning at Work week:

Are you interested in learning how to use computers from scratch? Amanda Gardner will be providing computer skills training for those who want to start from the beginning, as well as something for those who are a little more advanced.

Do you want to know how to use Athens resources? Carole Keeling will be helping people set up accounts and running basic training sessions.

Do you want to use social media in your job, but aren’t sure how it all works? Steve Collman will be running drop-in sessions Friday 15th May and Monday 18th May to show the basics, plus a little bit more for those who are interested.

Why not drop in and learn something new?

Learning at Work Week: 18-25th May 2015

The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in Learning at Work week next month, with a variety of free training available!

  • All through May at lunchtime you can request training on basic computer skills from Amanda Gardner, our E-Resources Librarian
  • You can learn how to register for an NHS Athens account and how to perform basic searches with Carole Keeling, our Outreach Librarian
  • You can learn how to use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others with Steve Collman, our Community Outreach Librarian, on 15th and 18th May, 12-1pm.

Why not ask us for more information in any of these and other areas? Call 01625 661362 or email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net today and find out what you could learn!

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Compassion in care campaign hits new milestone

hello-my-name-is-logo-web-smallNHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Jane Cummings has praised the “Hello My Name Is…” campaign started by terminally ill Dr Kate Granger.

 

The CNO spoke out as it was revealed that more than 100 NHS organisations have now signed up to the social media campaign launched by the 31-year-old hospital consultant.

Dr Granger started it as a way of encouraging healthcare professionals to introduce themselves while she has been treated for cancer.

She felt frustrated by staff who failed to tell her their names.