NHS Lincs ‘Tweets’ up a large following

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NHS Lincolnshire is reaching over 5000 followers daily on the social networking site, Twitter.

The organisation is the most followed county wide primary care trust in the country, has been tweeting since 2009 and has tweeted 2,202 times.

People following NHS Lincolnshire receive current information on health services within the county, advice on using the right NHS services, tips for staying healthy and much more.

Dr Martin McShane, Director of Commissioning and Development for NHS Lincolnshire regularly tweets himself and is delighted that the organisation’s Twitter profile is proving popular.

“Our online presence has grown considerably over the last few years,” he said.

“We continue to look at new and innovative ways to communicate with people living in Lincolnshire and social media is working very well for us.

“Twitter is just one tool we use to keep people informed about our local health services and the public are using this as a means to get in contact with us more and more.

“We also have a Facebook page with 2053 likes where similar stories updates are shared online.

“We always welcome feedback and would love to hear how the public would like us to share information with them.”