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What is social media and why should pharmacists use it?

Social media

There are many good reasons why engaging with social media can be worthwhile for professionals.

Social media is an accessible, fast way to find out information and help you develop your practice and career.

This RPS has produced the following guidance and advice for members on how to develop social media skills in various professional settings, ranging from supporting practice and professional development to networking with peers.

The guidance has been created with the help of our members. We hope you find it useful.

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Top tips for pharmacists using social media

If you are new to social media our top tips for pharmacists section is a great place to get started. Find out more

Social media as a professional tool

Social media as a professional tool

There are many ways in which you can engage with and lend support to the pharmacy profession through social media. Find out more


Social media ethical and professional challenges

Using social media can present challenges for health professionals. RPS's Neal Patel has some advice on SoMe etiquette. Find out more


Social media to support your professional development

Using social media is a great way to keep up to date with practice developments and find out about professional development opportunities. Find out more

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Social media for events

Some tips on how you can use social media to help you get the most out of pharmacy events. Find out more

Tweet chat

Joining Twitter chats

Twitter chats are an innovative way to learn the latest news, views, and practice guidance with peers. Find out more


Taking part in webinars

Webinars, virtual seminars which use online software to enable participants to join via their PC or laptop, are becoming an increasingly popular professional tool. Find out more


Social media and pharmacy research

Social media allows you to engage with current research, debate findings, interact with your peers and raise your own research profile. Find out more


Using SoMe multimedia

Social media isn’t just about sharing news and views using text. It is also an easy way to share photos, video and podcasts. Find out more