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Over 1200 NHS staff have been disciplined for social media use

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 17 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3947
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Since 2013 more than 1200 NHS staff have been disciplined for using social media or messaging apps, an investigation has found.

Of those who were disciplined at least 65 NHS staff members had lost their jobs, said the Times newspaper,1 which collected data from 194 NHS trusts in England through freedom of information requests.

It reported cases of doctors who had been disciplined for their …

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