e-Professionalism is the way you engage yourself online in relation to your profession, including your attitudes, actions and your adherence to relevant professional codes of conduct.

Professional bodies' guidelines

General Medical Council - Doctors’ use of social media

General Teaching Council for Scotland - Professional Guidance on the Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media (PDF)

Royal College of General Practitioners social media highway code

Law Society Scotland - Social Media Guidance

British Medical Association (BMA) - Social Media Guidance

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) – Using social media

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 


Royal College of Nursing - how social media can help you revalidate (RCN)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Digital Footprint and e-professionalism presentation (approx. 9 mins)

This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and e-professionalism. It includes information on professional bodies’ guidelines, key questions, and useful advice about being professional online.