Social media crib sheet

Having read the interesting Ben Goldacre article on the Gillian McKeith twitter disaster I am keen to ensure our patients are sent out into the World Wide Web armed with the right information to use social media tools sensibly.

So, I am just pondering on creating a crib sheet on social media for when the surgery is up and running. Something for the patients to take home with them after the event as a little reminder. Has anyone already created on of these? If not, I will pull one together and everyone will be free to re-use. Anyone with any tips they think are crucial, please send my way for inclusion.

Hey, they can even use it to write down their usernames and passwords 😉

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My surgery shopping list

I’m currently reading through podnosh‘s excellent recipe for a social media surgery and writing my shopping list. I’ve managed to track down the most perfect contact possible at Warwickshire County Council in order to pull together the first list (my patients). I am starting the gentle coaxing of friends and colleagues to see who fancies being a surgeon. All I need to do now is get some dates and a venue (oh and a few more things, I’ve just checked the recipe again). I’m thinking sometime near the end of September for the first one (once I’ve decided if there is enough demand in the area for a surgery).

Sasha Taylor has suggested using Warwick Shire Hall or Leamington Town Hall as possible venues. Might be easy to negotiate using Shire Hall, being as I work there (and I can just walk to it from my desk!). Any other suggestions or offers greatly received.

An Adventure in Social Media

Today is the start of my journey towards becoming a surgery manager. I thought it might be quite useful for me to blog about the whole thing, being as this is social media, and that’s what the surgery is all about. There’s some really useful information about what a social media surgery is at Social Media Surgery +

If I know you personally, be warned, I may be enrolling you to help me out. If I don’t know you, but you’d like to help, leave me a comment and I’ll get in touch (or contact me on Twitter @808kate). I’m looking for WiFi enabled venues in Warwick, Leamington Spa or Kenilworth.

Finally, my chance as an ICT project manager to give something back to the community. Hopefully it will work better than the project plan I gave that homeless person one time. At least he slept better that night.