The Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists (SCPS) of Great Britain & Ireland has produced this guide to encourage its members to embrace social media in a productive, safe and professional manner. This document should be read together with The Code of Practice and The Standards of Practice Guides found here on our website, as well as any advice issued by employers regarding social media.
The following provides guidance on how to use social media and social networking sites responsibly. The principles outlined can also be applied generally to other forms of online communication, such as personal websites and blogs, discussion boards and content shared online (including text, photographs, images & video and audio files).
If used responsibly and appropriately, social networking sites can offer several benefits for Clinical Perfusion Scientists and students. These include:
Clinical Perfusion Scientists may put their registration at risk, and students may jeopardise their ability to join our register, if they act in any way that is unprofessional or unlawful on social media.
Examples of which include (but are not limited to):
Clinical Perfusion Scientists have a responsibility to ensure that any information or advice that is provided via social media is evidence-based and correct to the best of their knowledge. They should not discuss anything that does not fall within their level of competence and should avoid making general comments that could be considered inaccurate. We promote professionalism and trust.
We reserve the right to delete or reject messages or comments that include inappropriate or unrelated comments, content or links. In particular, this relates to messages that we determine to include:
We would ask all users to show respect for others at all times.