Top Healthcare Social Media Influencers

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Social media is “social” for a reason. Follow others, share information and start conversations. Check out these top healthcare social media influencers to get you started.


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  • Teresa Chinn MBE, @AgencyNurse – Registered Nurse, social media professional and founder of #WeNurses, a weekly twitter chat for nurses.
  • Antony Tiernan, @AntonyTiernan – Director of Engagement and Communications for the New Care Models Programme, NHS England and contact for #NHSComms, a platform for professionals to share ideas, ask for advice, celebrate success and more.
  • Michael Addley, @MAddleyComms – Head of Communications for NHS England and campaign leader for initiatives celebrating NHS staff, including #nhsmillion and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir.
  • Daniel Reynolds, @DanielReynolds4 – Director of Communications for NHS Providers, the membership body for acute, mental health, community and mental health trusts.
  • Nick Triggle, @NickTriggle - BBC News Health Correspondent and award-winning blog author, writing on all things NHS and social care.
  • Rachel Younger, @rachyoungeritv – ITV News Health Editor providing analysis of key issues affecting the UK halthcare landscape.
  • James Munro, @jamesfm55 – Former doctor, nurse, patient and hospital porter and now CEO at Patient Opinion, a site for patients to share their experiences, good and bad.
  • Shirley Ayres, @shirleyayres – co-founder of the Connected Care network and author of The Click Guide to Digital Technology for Adult Social Care.
  • Jane Cummings, @JaneMCummings – Chief Nursing Officer for England, formerly at the Department of Health and now NHS England.
  • Daniel Mortimer, @NHSE_Danny – Chief Executive at NHS Employers, the voice of all employers across the NHS.
  • Alex Talbott, @a_double_tt – Co-founder of #nhssm, a platform to help people working in the NHS explore the use of social media.
  • Helen Bevan, @helenbevan – Chief Transformation Officer within the Horizons Group, a national improvement support unit within NHS England.
  • Dean Royles, @NHS_Dean – former Chief Executive of NHS Employers and now Director of HR at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Shaun Lintern, @ShaunLintern – Patient Safety Correspondent at the Health Service Journal (@HSJNews).
  • National Health Executive Magazine, @nhenews – the official channel for the magazine covering everything in the health sector.
  • Graham Scott, @nseditor – Editor of Nursing Standard, a publication from Royal College of Nursing’s portfolio.
  • Dr Phil Hammond, @drphilhammond – NHS Doctor, journalist and public speaker about health and the healthcare industry.
  • Pulse, @pulsetoday – Medical news and views for GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Dominic Tyer, @Dominic_Tyer – Editor of Pharmaceutical Market Europe, a print and digital title for healthcare experts.
  • Andre Tomlin, @andretomlin @Mental_Elf – Healthcare blog specialising in mental health research and guidance.
  • Talk Health, @talkhealth – Blog and online health community for bloggers to chat about the healthcare industry.
  • Victoria Betton, @VictoriaBetton – Founder of mHabitat, an initiative supporting digital innovation in health and social care, supported by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Ritesh Patel, @ritters90 – Digital officer at Oglivy CommonHealth Worldwide, focuses on digital strategy and tools for the global healthcare industry.
  • Will Barker, @willdotbarker – Founder of The Social Approach, helping organisations get the best from their social media strategy and social campaigns.
  • Helen Reynolds, @helreynolds – Founder of Social for the People (@socialforpeople), providing social media training to help public services and charities be more open, effective and truthful.
  • Social Work/ Social Care & Media, @SWSCmedia – A social care and social media network, debating everything relating to social work and social media. Follow hashtag Digital #SWSCmedia.
  • Mental Health Chat, @MHChat – A twitter community which run weekly chats around Mental Health every Wednesday from 8pm UTC. Follow hashtag #MentalHealth and join in the conversation!
  • NHS Million, @NHSMillion – Tweets about topics and information relating to the NHS. Fantastic for twitter engagements. They’ve amassed a following of 135K. Simply ask them to RT!
  • NHS Comms, @NHScommsorg – A growing twitter community aimed professionals to share ideas, ask for advice, publicise jobs, celebrate success.
  • Beth Britton, @bethyb1886 – One of the UK’s leading campaigners on Dementia. Beth runs her own blog - d4dementia.blogspot.co.uk/ where she discusses issues on affecting older people.
  • Gill Phillips, @WhoseShoes – Found of the Whose Shoes? Programme around helping people with Dementia and improving lives.


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