How #RCGPAC delegates stormed Twitter on the first day of conference

RCGP delegates took to social media to tell the story of the conference, with more than 2,000 tweets and retweets posted by the end of the first lunch break.

Dr Graham Mackenzie (Photo: Pete Hill)
Dr Graham Mackenzie (Photo: Pete Hill)

The 2,310 tweets came courtesy of 690 users, reaching a potential audience of 9,871,909 around the globe, according to a Twitonomy analysis for the conference by Dr Graham Mackenzie.

He also analysed 1,108 specific tweets and 951 retweets using the TAGS tool. Just over half of the tweets used the official conference hashtag #RCGPAC.

Of the 43 'top tweets' identified in the analysis, the key themes emerging from the early sessions were:

  • A Kipling inspired poem (If) by Jamie Hynes read by GPs across the UK
  • Support around training and the ePortfolio
  • Advocacy
  • The aspiration of 15-minute consultations
  • The politics of health and general practice
  • Helen Stokes-Lampard’s comparison of Lego (collaboration, building) and Jenga (competition and an unsteady base)
  • Acknowledgment of General Practice as a specialty
  • Leadership at all stages of General Practice
  • The challenges of being an international graduate in the NHS
  • The role (and limitations) of technology in healthcare
  • A summary of Becky Malby’s points on frequent attenders

Read Dr Mackenzie's full analysis, including maps and the top tweets and tweeters so far at #RCGPAC in the attached PDF.

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