21486 - Social Media Policy

1.       Do you have a staff social media policy? 

2.      Do you have a policy or guidance on staff use of messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Siilo, Forward? 

3.      Does your Trust actively discourage the use of WhatsApp?

4.      In the past two calendar years, have any staff been formally disciplined for the inappropriate use of messaging apps at work (ie for sharing clinical information) or for using unapproved messaging apps? If yes, how many? 

5.      Are you aware how many staff use WhatsApp for work-based communication with colleagues? If yes, how many?

 

  • Reference:
    21486
  • Response:

    1.       Do you have a staff social media policy? 

    Yes, Please note that the information you have requested can be found on the Trust’s website:  https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/policy-libraries/use-of-digital-media-including-social-media-and-or-networking-sites-policy/264 As this information is publicly available the Trust is not obliged to provide this again and will be applying exemption s.21 of the Freedom of Information Act to this request. Please note this policy is under review.

    2.      Do you have a policy or guidance on staff use of messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Siilo, Forward? 
    No, the Trust has the Social Media policy and the T&T Operational Security Policy

    3.      Does your Trust actively discourage the use of WhatsApp?
    No

    4.      In the past two calendar years, have any staff been formally disciplined for the inappropriate use of messaging apps at work (ie for sharing clinical information) or for using unapproved messaging apps? If yes, how many? 
    Yes  - 8 members of staff  have been through the disciplinary process within the last 2 years.

    5.      Are you aware how many staff use WhatsApp for work-based communication with colleagues? If yes, how many?
    No

    6.      Have you recommended or implemented a messaging platform for use across your Trust? If yes, which app or platform do you use? 
    Microsoft Teams and Skype

     

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Information Technology
    • Risk and Governance
    • Human Resources
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