The Top 100 Twitter Accounts for healthcare professionals to follow

With over 255 million active users each month and healthcare professionals now posting more than 152,000 tweets a day something that is often asked is “Who should I follow on Twitter?”

We thought the best way to answer this question would be to crowdsource The Top 100 Twitter Accounts for healthcare professionals to follow.

We are very excited to announce that nominations are now OPEN across 20 categories:
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori Health Practitioner
Allied Health Practitioner*
Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Dental Practitioner
General Healthcare Information
Health Consumer Advocate
Healthcare News
Healthcare Technology
Medical Practitioner
Medical Radiation Practitioner
Midwife
Nurse
Optometrist
Paramedics
Pharmacist
Psychologist
Private Health
Public Health and Health Promotion
Researchers
Students

Allied Health Practitioner* refers to the following specialties:
– Audiologists
– Chiropractors
– Dietitians
– Exercise Physiologists
– Genetic Counsellors
– Music Therapists
– Occupational Therapists
– Orthoptists
– Orthotist/Prosthetists
– Osteopaths
– Physiotherapists
– Podiatrists
– Perfusionists
– Social Workers
– Sonographers
– Speech-Language Pathologists
– Audiometrists
– Diabetes Educators
– Diversional Therapists

If you think we’ve missed a category or excluded a group of healthcare professionals, please send us a tweet so that we can address the situation.

The rules are very simple:
1)
The account being nominated must be held by an individual or organisation based in either Australia or New Zealand

2)
Nominations must be made via a tweet (IMPORTANT NOTE: retweets are excluded) and must include the hashtag #hcsmanz100

3)
You cannot nominate yourself

4)
You can submit multiple nominations

5)
Nominations close on 01/06/2014 at 19:59AEST(GMT+10:00)

You can submit your nomination now using this button:

We’d like to acknowledge @eMedCert
for their recent blog post which was the catalyst for setting this up, @CaloundraGP
for asking about certain Twitter Accounts and @symplur
for their support through The Healthcare Hashtag Project.




  • Ray Bange

    I looked for the most trusted health profession in Australia & NZ, but they are not listed. Where are the paramedics? Please add as they are active on SM.

    • Ed Butler

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on our blog post. We have added a category for paramedics.

  • Dr Dave Hawkes

    Would also be nice to see medical researcher/scientists included. I think a strong case could be made that we contribute more to evidence based medicine and therefore health outcomes than at least a couple of the other categories

    • Ed Butler

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on our blog post. A category has been added for researchers.

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