What do you think?

For the last couple of months I have been working away on my NHS Leadership Academy Seacole Programme Leadership Initiative – which is all around evidence sharing on Twitter and during Twitter discussions.  Through chatting and discussing this with some of you lovely people out there I have found that there is a need to create a few short, shareable and social media friendly resources that will help with evidence sharing.  Here is an infographic that I have put together, I have had some initial feedback from the lovely “We” chat hosts but wanted to see what others though before we post it on the WeCommunities web site as a resource.

I would be really grateful if you would please let me know what you think? Is it clear? Is it accurate? Is it useful? Please post your thoughts via the comments, be kind but please be honest.

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8 thoughts on “What do you think?

  1. Hi Hun
    Second time of posting :)
    I am so pleased you are looking at how we use and share evidence on Twitter – you know that I am passionate about nurses being critical thinkers and learning and developing their practice. It is one of the fundamentals of professional practice. So I was delighted to read your blog.
    I would be very interested to see if you can use the concept of an infographic to distill evidence to support people getting to the learning points in a quick and efficient way. A challenge though I would think as evidence is by its nature complex. Love to see what you might do with this and I assume you are talking with Sarah at Cochrane and I would also recommend @mentalelf
    If you do do this remember to make sure the age and references on the materials are really obvious :)
    So this infographic in particular. Like the idea but still find the referencing guidance a little difficult to understand. Examples maybe? The pictures parts do not add so much value for me as I suspect they represent your thinking :) So who is the infographic for?
    Great stuff :)
    Keep going :0)
    Anne x

  2. Thank you Teresa. This infographic and the concepts in it will help show more nurses why twitter is a valid professional development tool. First, for nurses who have never used twitter, this graphic helps them see that twitter doesn’t have to be about celebrity chat – that for nursing professionals, twitter is a flexible and accessible platform for sharing best practice. Second, your graphic helps nurses who have taken the plunge and maybe tweeted a few times see what twitter can be for professional nurses if we focus and refocus on the goal of sharing research and best practice.

  3. Hi Teresa,

    I’m also on the Seacole Program and my initial LI was also around SoMe and sharing practice etc. The Trust I worked in at that point weren’t keen on me doing that so I’ve chopped and changed and struggled. I’m now in a new role/new Trust and have my own team. I’ve already had lots of chats with them about using SoMe safely and as a resource so this for us is a great resource, and also for future generations of students who will be doing more enquiry and learning in the virtual world than we ever did. I’m going to show this to my staff and see what they think (most are new to Twitter) and let you know feedback.

    I also agree with Annie that the referencing is slightly confusing with only the pics (could you put a name there too?).

    Overall I think this is such a valuable piece of work and I’m glad you have the independence to be able to do it.

    Well done!

  4. This is a great way to push this discussion firer ward about evidence and acknowledging SoME sources, really useful.
    I think Gemma’s experience illustrates that NHS employers (all health care employers) need to develop policies and guidance for their employees about SoME. Of course the NMC are looking at the Code now too. Universities also have guidance (or should) about using SoME as evidence and offer guidance on referencing.
    Thanks for all your work Teresa in this area.

  5. Thank you Anne, and as always so real food for thought here. yes am talking to the lovely Sarah and will now link in with @mentalelf too. Your feedback on the infographic is really valid and almost put in examples so will on reflection add in! Who is the infographic for …. well I am pretty sure you know that i have struggled a little with evidence and frankly am still a little in awe of it, so felt that I needed to consolidate but also i am pretty sure there are “nurses like me” out there! Also feel sometimes we need someone to say – actually this is ok .. so want to say lets think differently about social media, its ok to use it as evidence and use it to share evidence. Its a starting point … more to come :)

  6. Thank you so much Jessica – I hope with a few amendments it will be really useful

  7. Hi Gemma,

    Thank you, i would indeed be very interested to hear their thoughts, the more feedback the better. Its a shame your trust werent happy with you using social media as your leadership initiative as much work still needs to be done .. i hope that at some point you can revisit your ideas anyway. thanks for the feedback re the referencimg will make it clearer and most importantly Good luck with the rest of the Seacole Programme :D

  8. Thank you Louise for your encouragement, I am not sure it will rock the nursing world but if it can give a nurse the tools to reference something they have learned via social media then that would be fab :)

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