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PDA releases social media guidance for members

As a result of recent cases and concerns raised by members, the PDA has issued new social media guidance on how members can have a presence online but still protect themselves and their professional reputation.

Tue 7th December 2021 The PDA

Social media has evolved over the years and can be used as a positive tool to help advance the profession and advocate for pharmacists. Social media is also useful to network across the profession, between professions, both nationally and globally.

This guidance is to act as a reminder on how to best navigate social media.

As with anything, social media does have pitfalls that can lead to fairly serious consequences for members. The PDA would like to encourage members to think about how they use social media and how to best protect themselves.

Tasnim Khan, Policy Officer at the PDA, says “We believe that there are many positive aspects to social media that should be embraced. However, care should be taken to protect yourself and your professional career.”

Download the guidance here

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PDA members that have a specific query that is not covered in the document, can contact the team for further advice.


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