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Sixty seconds on . . . #publicduty

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 10 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2222
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Not another social media campaign? What’s this one about?

Doctors and other public sector workers are telling their followers on Twitter and Facebook how it is their public duty to inform voters of the threat the Conservatives pose to the NHS.

Who started it?

Alex Ashman, doctor and co-leader of the National Health Action party, is behind the campaign. He was inspired by a tweet from erstwhile NHA leader Clive Peedell who, in January 2015, tweeted: “As …

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