Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5094

Date Request Received: 07/06/2019 17:39:02

Date Request Replied To: 03/07/2019 13:33:28

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Request Summary: Staff Social Medica Policy

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
Do you have a staff social media policy?
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Question Number 2:
Do you have a policy or guidance on staff use of messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Siilo, Forward?
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Question Number 3:
Does your Trust actively discourage the use of WhatsApp?
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Question Number 4:
In the past two calendar years, have any staff been formally disciplined for the inappropriate use of messaging apps at work (ie for sharing clinical information) or for using unapproved messaging apps? If yes, how many?
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Question Number 5:
Are you aware how many staff use WhatsApp for work-based communication with colleagues? If yes, how many?
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Question Number 6:
Have you recommended or implemented a messaging platform for use across your Trust? If yes, which app or platform do you use?
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