Social Media

Social Media

Remember the confidentiality of social media groups can not be 100% guaranteed, even in secret groups. We suggest posting anonymously via admins if necessary and be mindful that anything posted on the internet has the potential to enter the public domain. Please take a look at the GMC guidance on social media for doctors

Facebook

  • Tea and Empathy
    ‘This is a national, informal, peer-to-peer support network aiming to foster a compassionate and supportive atmosphere throughout the NHS’. Members can support each other by one to one private messaging or by posting on the page, anonymously via admin if preferred. Please note that this is an OPEN group, there are closed local groups which include a list of volunteers that can act as an experienced private ‘first contact’ in their region. The East Midland group is here
    Tea and Empathy has a number of associated groups accessed by request:
    Support for Newly Appointed Consultants
    Support for Medical Students
    Relaxing Book Club for Book Lovers
  • Tikos GP group
    A closed facebook group for clinical questions.
    Members are motivated to share valuable information with each other, invite new colleagues, make new friends and find out about new opportunities. To join, email tikosgpgroup@gmail.com and follow the instructions on the email that is sent. (Please check spam folders if you don’t see a reply in 24hrs.)
  • Resilient GP
    A closed Facebook group of nearly 10,000 members aiming to build resilience in members of the primary care team.
    You can also visit their website to get more information
  • GP and Human Support Group on Facebook
    A closed group where GPs can support each other in times of psychological need. Primarily Just for GPs.
  • GP Survival
    GP Survival is a grassroots organisation to act as a campaign and pressure group to fight for the interests of GPs, be they salaried, locum, or partner, in UK General Practice.
  • Recalibrate – resilience support
    Resilience blog and Facebook page by Dr Serena Haywood – a Consultant neurodevelopmental paediatrician and Doctor Supporter with the BMA.
  • The Wellbeing GP
    Nottinghamshire LMC wellbeing lead Dr Helen Garr’s Facebook page sharing wellbeing and health tips.
  • GP Detox
    Closed Facebook group. ‘A place for sharing what helps make us GPs feel human again.
    Leave the negative stuff behind. Explore what’s good in life.’
  • The Couch via doctors.net
    You need to register with them first – there is a forum where you can post sensitive issues and they have a list of volunteer doctors that are happy to help.

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