Reference 2019-361

REF:        2019-361   

Subject:    Messaging apps   

 

Request:

  1. Do you have a staff social media policy?
  2. Do you have a policy or guidance on staff use of messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Siilo, Forward?
  3. Does your Trust actively discourage the use of WhatsApp?
  4. 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?
  5. Are you aware how many staff use WhatsApp for work-based communication with colleagues? If yes, how many?
  6. Have you recommended or implemented a messaging platform for use across your Trust? If yes, which app or platform do you use?

 

 

Response:

1. Do you have a staff social media policy? Yes
2. Do you have a policy or guidance on staff use of messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Siilo, Forward? We have policies in place regarding the use of mobile devices and the use of apps is not allowed across the Trust.

Also we do not allow staff to use their own devices for work purposes.

3. Does your Trust actively discourage the use of WhatsApp? The use of apps that do not belong to the Trust are not allowed.
4. 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? None
5. Are you aware how many staff use WhatsApp for work-based communication with colleagues? If yes, how many? We do not record this information.
6. Have you recommended or implemented a messaging platform for use across your Trust? If yes, which app or platform do you use? None