[Past] Webinar - The risks and benefits of social media
This live one-hour webinar is free for members and will give you the chance to consider ways of reducing your risk while making the most of modern communication platforms.
With time for real-time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Medical Protection brought directly to you.
By the end of the webinar you will:
- Understand the role of new technologies in medical practice when it comes to interacting with patients.
- Appreciate the risks and the benefits of using social media.
- Gain a good overview of the GMC guidelines regarding social media.
Dr Robert Hendry
Medical Director, Medical Protection
Robert was born and brought up in Glasgow and studied medicine at Dundee University. After graduating in 1981 he undertook a number of hospital appointments before becoming a partner in an urban teaching practice in Dundee in 1986.
He developed an interest in medical law and completed an MPhil in law and ethics in medicine at Glasgow University in 1992.
Having done some consultancy work for Medical Protection and having taught part-time at Dundee University, Robert took up a permanent appointment as a medicolegal adviser with the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland in 1996. He remained there until he joined Medical Protection to set up our Edinburgh Office in 2009.
Robert is a foundation fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and continues to have an interest in teaching, having honorary positions at a number of universities. He has served on a number of governmental working parties looking at alternative approaches to dispute management. He completed his MBA at Strathclyde University Graduate Business School in 2011.
In 2011 he was appointed deputy medical director then became medical director two years later. He is currently responsible for medicolegal services delivered to Medical Protection members worldwide.