We encourage and welcome open, lively debate that is civil and relevant. We also want to ensure people’s safety online, so we’ve provided the following guidelines.
These are our main social media accounts, where we provide regular updates about the work of South West London Pathology:
Our social media accounts are moderated Monday to Friday during office hours (9am to 5pm).
We will delete comments on our posts that:
- are abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic or inflammatory
- break the law (this includes libel, condoning illegal activity and contempt of court)
- are not on topic and that we consider to be spam
- contain personal information, such as telephone numbers and addresses
- advertise commercial activity or ask for donations.
For serious or persistent breaches of our moderation policy, we reserve the right to prevent users from posting further comments.
Tweets we repeat (RT) do not imply endorsement on the part of South West London Pathology. We may retweet news, links and personal observations we believe are relevant to the work we do.
NHS England’s decision to follow a particular Twitter user does not imply endorsement of any kind. We follow accounts on Twitter we believe are relevant to our work. This could include following the Twitter accounts of companies and other commercial enterprises (and/or their employees) who comment on NHS England related issues.
@Replies and direct messages
We will read all @replies and direct messages sent to us and, when possible, will respond to them. Please note that it is not always possible to respond and we encourage users to use other ways to contact us if their question or comment requires urgent attention.
Fine needle aspiration services at Croydon Hospital
Over the last six months, SWLP has introduced two new fine needle aspiration (FNA) services at Croydon Hospital. Fine needle aspiration is a non-invasive technique where a thin needle is inserted into a mass to collect a sample.More