NHS Employers is taking a leading role to promote and encourage the use of social media in the NHS. We have produced a suite of publications covering topics such as increasing staff engagement with social media, HR and social media as well as an essential guide for chief executives.
Social media has quickly embedded itself within our daily lives. It offers great opportunities for organisations and individuals to listen and have conversations with the people they wish to influence.
Social media toolkit
Our social media toolkit has now been updated. Download the toolkit, worksheets and template processes to help you formulate your social media strategy.
Social media facts and figures
- Facebook first took to the world wide web on February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes
- Today, Facebook has over 1.71 billion active users, 4.5 billion likes generated daily and 1.57 billion mobile active users
- In 2011, YouTube had received more than 1 trillion views – around 140 views for every person on Earth.
There are 313 million active Twitter accounts worldwide - over 12.4 million of these are in the UK that's 19% proportion of the UK’s 65 million population
Instagram has 500 million daily active users with 14 million being in the UK
Instagram has a much younger audience, 39% of its UK users are aged 16-24