Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
NHS Employers highlight three key reasons why effective use of social media supports high quality patient care:
The Trust uses a range of social media platforms, managed by the Communications team. We do this to engage with different audiences, share the Trust's latest news stories and events and keep involved with the community we serve.
Our main social media accounts are as
Our social media accounts are monitored from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We are not able to offer medical advice. Any messages or posts containing medical questions or those related to a patient’s care will be automatically referred to our Patient Experience team.
We will follow other social media users relevant to our organisation, such as NHS trusts, local and national news organisations, local and national voluntary and charity organisations and other public sector organisations. We regret that we cannot guarantee to follow those who follow us.
If we are contacted by someone who is breaching the 'acceptable use' policies of a particular platform, we will stop following them and may take further steps where needed.
We try to keep people up-to-date with the latest news from our teams on our Facebook page.
We use the page to showcase our amazing staff and their work. It's also the place to look for details of our events and campaigns. The page is monitored from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
To like us on Facebook, simply search for ‘Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’ on Facebook or visit:www.facebook.com/dhcft
Our Twitter account is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. It covers:
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