The health & social care tweet meets in Leeds (#HSCLeeds), are about conversations, networking, and putting people in touch. At the moment we are working on a joint, city-wide approach to social media. This way, we can avoid replicating work unnecessarily. Well, I say we, I think most of the work is being done by @VictoriaBetton @philjewitt and Victoria Pickles. My contribution is promoting Tweet Meets and bringing cake…. Although I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite so much cake at a Tweet Meet! Thanks to @AliciaRidout and @BHILeeds for their contributions. Alicia makes amazing shortbread!
We talked about the forthcoming Digital Conference in October. There is an idea in the making about doing something to bring in ideas and comments, starting a citywide conversation. It’s an interesting idea, which @timstraughan is leading. There is hope to get some analysis done of the conversations (would be great if we could get some infographics!), possibly running this as a pilot for future work. More to follow on this at a later date! Its very exciting…
There was talk about the difficulties of social media, particularly for small organisations, and for frontline staff. How do we support those who are on social media, and those who are looking to start out. There was praise for the work @johnpopham is doing to help people use social media, and for the Social Media Café run by Leeds Partnerships NHS Trust at @InkwellArts. Other organisations were looking to start drop in sessions for staff. The more we can help each other, the better we can help staff across the city.
We felt that there may be value in inviting some speakers to the Tweet Meets. There are experts around in aspects of social media who would be able to offer advice and support as we try to work out the best way forward. The first suggestion was blogging. Several of those present had never tried to blog, and it can be quite daunting. A few tips and pointers would be really valuable. So watch this space! Dates and names to be announced…We are going to be starting the conversations we’d like to have….