Danny's week on @NHS

Danny's week on @NHS
20 August 2018
Danny Gaskin took the helm of the @NHS Twitter account and spent the week raising the profile of biomedical scientists and their profession

Last week, Danny Gaskin took over the @NHS Twitter handle and did a great job of promoting the work of biomedical scientists in the UK. Over the course of five days, his tweets reached an audience of 1.9 MILLION people, with over 1,500 likes a day. This is great news for the profession - as it means that the general public are becoming more and more aware of how biomedical science is at the heart of their healthcare.

There was a lot of conversation and a lot of information so, each day, we pared down the swell of public engagement, collected the best of the tweets and gathered them into a Twitter moment. If you missed out, here's your chance to catch up. 



Danny started raising the profile of laboratory staff and answered a myriad of questions from trainees, graduates and public: Danny's @NHS Monday 



Danny discussed quality management, pippets and workload: Danny's @NHS Tuesday




Danny produced some great insights into the laboratory's role in antenatal care: Danny's @NHS Wednesday




Danny talked about everything biomedical science, from routes into the profession and mentors to antibiotics and rejecting blood samples: Danny's @NHS Thursday




Danny talked about the laboratory work involved in diabetes care and endometrial cancer - as well as enjoying the success of raising the profile of biomedical scientists everywhere for the week: Danny's @NHS Friday


Here's a small selection of the praise for Danny's contribution to raising public awareness of biomedical science (our own included):

Leukaemia Care


Rachael Wilmott

Clinical Biochemist

Youssef Sorour

Consultant Haematologist

Sophie Jackson

Dental Nurse and Oral Health Educator, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

British Blood Transfusion Society

Professional Membership Body

Ian Davies

Biomedical Scientist, Academic, Healthcare Science Course Leader

Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS)

Pathology Service

Anthony Clarkson

Interim Director - Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant

Professional Membership Body (us!)




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