Dental Nurse News: Guidance on social media

GDC Publishes guidance on using social media

The GDC has recently issued its guidance on the use of social media by dental professionals.
Social media is now so much part of our everyday lives that it is easy to forget that the posts we make can reach
thousands of people. It is therefore essential that dental professionals use social media in a way that will not
breach professional rules or standards of conduct. Clearly patient confidentiality must be preserved and remarks
about fellow professionals should always be avoided. Any content likely to discredit yourself or the dental professional
should always be avoided. The full guidance is set out on the GDC website and it came into effect on 27 June 2016.