Healthwatch is the new independent, consumer champion for health and social care services in England. The local Dorset HealthWatch are holding a tweetchat on Wednesday 20th March from 1-2pm.
The idea is to discuss how social media can be used to encourage volunteering and participation in Healthwatch during a lunchtime twitter session. Dorset HealthWatch tweet under @HwatchDorset, and the hashtag for the event is ‘#HwatchDorset’.
Twitter chats are discussions that take place on twitter, at a specific time around a predetermined subject. They use a hashtag (#) as a flag that binds a conversation together. Tweetchats are an excellent way to use Twitter to discuss topics with peers.
If you’re already on twitter just use the hashtag #HwatchDorset on Wednesday 20th March between 1pm and 2pm. If you’re new to twitter – register here http://www.twitter.com then search for @HwatchDorset and ‘follow’ and remember to include #HwatchDorset in your tweets.
Please use and promote #HwatchDorset – the first, 10th and 20th retweet we receive will win a £20 shopping voucher. We will also make a donation of £150 to a community group nominated by one lucky chat participant – be in it, to win it…..
This is a great opportunity to engage with a local health third sector organisation on the social media.