Draft social media policy 'stifling' and costly: critics

In a letter to the regulator GPRA said it supported moves to help educate doctors navigate the online world “but we fear it may be counterproductive to stifle the progress and discussion that is possible using social media.”

GPRA also asked why a separate policy was required when doctors were already bound by a code of conduct.

It comes after a GP questioned whether AHPRA should regulate practitioner use of Facebook and other social media sites, arguing extra regulation could mean more red tape, higher registration fees and less opportunity for patient feedback.

Dr Edwin Kruys, a practice principal in

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