Interesting to see that some of the Royal Medical Colleges now have a presence of Twitter. Whilst many dismiss Twitter as a bit of geeky fad or a boring irrelevance there is no getting away from the fact that more and more professional groups are using it to disseminate information. Also increasing numbers of educationalists and doctors are using Twitter to network with other professionals to discuss ideas, share links to information and resources and to ask for help and advice. Journals like the BMJ have an active Twitter presence as does the BMA and the NHS also has several Twitter channels.
Some of the Royal Medical Colleges are also now on Twitter, you’ll find the RCGP, RCPsych, RCS England and the RCObsGyn. The Colleges are tweeting links to new clinical guidelines, news articles featuring comments from College members, research articles and general news stories relating to their specialism and to College news and events. You’ll see from the screenshot below that the RCS think the other Royal Medical Colleges will be joining them on Twitter soon.