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Back from hibernation

For the last few months #nhssm has been in a state of hibernation, having a hiatus as our volunteers had a rest, changed jobs and led busy lives. Now that hibernation has come to an end, and much like a bear coming out from it’s cave we’re hungrier than ever!

What are we hungry for? Not brownies and chocolate mousse, but knowledge and discussion about how digital communications is, could and should be used in healthcare.

The team, now rubbing sleep from their eyes and cracking their knuckles as they set themselves at the keyboard, are a couple of names you may already know: Alex Talbott and Will Barker.

Our goal

Our goal is to help the NHS communications and engagement community have a place to discuss, learn and teach each other the particulars of using digital communications in the NHS.

Our strength lies in the community built around #nhssm and the fact we aren’t owned by one particular NHS organisation or another. Our mandate is to help the whole sector, not just an organisation or one side of the provider/commissioner split.

To do that we’re re-booting the chats and brushing off our blog post writing gloves. We’ll be running one Twitter chat a month, on the first Wednesday of every month.

Date for your diary: The first chat will be Wednesday 7th September 2016.

We want the chats to be at a convenient time for you all, so we’ve released a Twitter poll to find out what time in the evening works best. Please vote on it and retweet it.

We’ll be releasing the chat topic and a pre-reading blog post next week. In the meantime, why don’t you sign up to our WhatsApp broadcast list for a summary of healthcare social media and digital communications news and views each Thursday afternoon.

Simply add +44 (0) 7561 207 708 to your contacts and text ‘#nhssm GO!’ to it on WhatsApp. We’ll add you to the list that day. You can unsubscribe at anytime by sending ‘#nhssm STOP!’.

Until then, we’ll see you out there!

Alex and Will

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