How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups

Nurses are embracing the potential of digital platforms to promote public health – find out how you can too

  • Nurses with social media expertise share their tips on what to do – and what not to do
  • Read how nurses have identified populations that benefit from support via forums such as Facebook groups
  • Find out how to make the most of the social media your workplace already uses to communicate with patients

Social media and digital technology can offer a means of communicating effectively with patients – as has been demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With devices such as smartphones now an integral part of most people’s lives, it