1. Please provide me with a copy of your Trust's Social Media Governance
Policy (for employees), or equivalent, and the date it was adopted.
2. Please list the Social Media programmes used by your Trust (i.e. if you
use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. ... I do not need individual account
3. Please detail training offered to staff on the use of social media.
4. Please state how many people in your Trust have been disciplined as a
result of social media behaviour, for the calendar years 2012-2016
5. Please provide the approximate number of people (headcount) employed by
WYE VALLEY NHS TRUST
Tel: 01432 364000
Email: [Wye Valley NHS Trust request email]
19th May 2017
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST 6147
Thank you for your request for information.
Wye Valley NHS Trust responds as below:
The appropriate policy is attached with the relevant information.
The Trust has a Twitter Account but this can only be accessed by the Chief Executive and the Communications Manager.
No disciplinary procedures have been actioned. Please see attached policy- only staff with specific requests to view social media for bona fide reasons are given access - otherwise access is denied to all staff on Trust devices.
Approximate number of staff = 3060
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Susan Clark – Corporate Governance Officer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Many thanks for your prompt response.
However, I do not think you attached the social media policy.