Facebook is a valuable tool for making it easier for patients to interact with each other as well as interacting with health professionals and GP Practices.

Facebook is by far the largest of the social media channels and its fastest growing user group is women over 55.

You may be offered an opportunity to ‘like’ a page such as the one managed by the North Midlands Breast Screening Service or join a closed group such as one for cardiac rehabilitation patients managed by staff at Royal Stoke Hospital.

In this section we have some useful videos and information to help you understand how Facebook can be used to improve your communication with health services.