Twitter

We have made #AcutePancreatitis into a hashtag so that people searching social media for information about the illness can easily find it.

So, what exactly is a hashtag? You can use a hashtag (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in your post to categorise those posts and help them show more easily for people searching that term. Best practice suggests using no more than 2 hashtags when you post. (Source: Skills For Health's social media toolkit for healthcare) It’s also used to organise tweets by topic.

Below we have shared some content that is optimal for sharing and links back to our channels that you can share on your own social media platforms. Have fun sharing and join the conversation by searching and using #AcutePancreatitis on Twitter.

Example tweets to share:

  • Acute Pancreatitis facts:

'#AcutePancreatitis (AP) is a major unmet medical need. About 30,000 people are affected by AP in the UK every year. -@APPreSci via @BMJ_Open.' - Tweet this now.

'1 in 4 of those affected by #AcutePancreatitis will need treatment in intensive care. 1 in 5 of those in ICU will die from AP. Via @BMJ_Open.' - Tweet this now.

  • About APPreSci:

'.@APPreSci are aiming for a game-changing advance in the treatment of #AcutePancreatitis. Learn more about them here: www.appresci.com' - Tweet this now.

'.@APPreSci consortium is bringing together patients, academics, industry and the public to transform the care of #AcutePancreatitis.' - Tweet this now.

  • APPreSci Academic partners:

'Proud to be an @APPreSci academic partner. See the website to learn more about our proposed research into #AcutePancreatitis: appresci.com' - Tweet this now.

  • APPreSci Industry partners:

'Excited to be an industry partner of @APPreSci - a consortium doing research into #AcutePancreatitis. Check them out: www.appresci.com.' - Tweet this now.

  • APPreSci Patient Videos:

'Have you watched @APPreSci patient partners talk about their experience with #AcutePancreatitis? See Mr K.H's story: http://bit.ly/2sqktjI' - Tweet this now.

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Have you watched @APPreSci patient partners talk about their experience with #AcutePancreatitis? See Mrs A.P's story: http://bit.ly/2un5Q2f' - Tweet this now.

'Have you watched @APPreSci patient partners talk about their experience with #AcutePancreatitis? See Mr R.B's story: http://bit.ly/2sUPsIm' - Tweet this now.

As the name implies, social media involves the building of communities or networks and encouraging participation and engagement.
— Chartered Institute of Public Relations