Social media policy training for GP staff. Free online course.

As a receptionist in General Practice, it is important to be aware of the practice’s social media policy and understand how it applies to your role. Here are some suggestions for social media policy training for a receptionist in General Practice:

  1. Overview of Social Media Policy: Start with an overview of the social media policy for the practice. This should cover the key principles of the policy, such as the types of behaviour that are expected and prohibited on social media platforms.
  2. Case Studies: Use case studies to illustrate how the social media policy applies to specific situations a receptionist may encounter. For example, you could discuss scenarios where a receptionist has access to patient information or where a receptionist is communicating with patients on social media.
  3. Best Practices: Provide guidance on best practices for using social media as a receptionist in General Practice. This could include tips for protecting patient privacy and confidentiality and guidelines for maintaining a professional and respectful tone on social media platforms.
  4. Consequences of Policy Violations: Explain the potential consequences of violating the social media policy. This could include disciplinary action or termination of employment, depending on the severity of the violation.
  5. Review and Assessment: End the training session with a review of the social media policy and a quiz or assessment to ensure receptionists understand the policy’s key points and how it applies to their role.

Overall, social media policy training for receptionists in general practice should focus on providing clear guidance on the expected behaviour and best practices for using social media in a professional and respectful manner while also emphasizing the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality.

The social media policy course is available free of charge to anyone in Australia.