Doctors’ use of Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp is the focus of 28 GMC investigationsBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4099 (Published 01 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4099
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
The General Medical Council closed 28 investigations related to doctors’ use of Facebook, Twitter, or WhatsApp between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2017, figures obtained by The BMJ have shown.
The GMC provided the data in response to a freedom of information request from The BMJ.
In three cases, doctors received a warning from the GMC. A warning indicates to the doctor that a certain conduct, practice, or behaviour is a departure from the standards expected of the medical profession and should not be repeated.
A further three cases were referred to the …