Thursday, 30 November 2017

NEW ResNetSLT Action Group

In August 2017 we published an invitation for volunteers to join us to form a new ResNetSLT Action Group.

We were delighted with the response and now look forward to a very active year ahead in 2018 - the new team will help us to refresh the way we can provide relevant research resources, activities and advice.

We will restart our monthly Twitter discussion forum (book your diary now for last Wednesday of every month 7.30pm – 8.30pm UK time).

We'll post a regular summary of our Twitter chats here on the blogsite, so everyone can keep updated even if you're not (yet!) on Twitter. And in addition we have planned to have monthly features and news items on our blogsite (second Wednesday of the month).

So please remember to start checking our blogsite more often – make it 'ResNetSLT Wednesday' – and let's start getting more interactive. Be one of the first post a comment on our pages to share your thoughts with us!

And thanks are due to the RCSLT Research team for all their support to our new Action Group. Keep watching for more ways that you could be involved too.

Finally, please take a few minutes to follow these accounts on Twitter:

@HazelRoddam1, @jkfillingham, @AmitSaLT, @kathbroomfield, @eliciajones, @VivaldiC, @Kate30304, @heelan_phd, @sallymorganslt, @salpratten, @victoriawad, @lucybenjaminSLT, @lucyjtalbot, @AmySlt, @SChalmersSLT, @NathanielRSwain, @sukhpreet_aujla, @avrilnicholl, @bangerasai, @AnnMooreEmProf, @KatiePWork, @KatieMonnelly, @FranFitch, @CumbriaLancsAHP.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The NEW @ResNetSLT Twitter presence

Did you notice the launch of our NEW Twitter profile @ResNetSLT on 10th October, 2017?

We were thrilled to be invited to join @WeSpeechies for an exciting discussion hour on how Twitter has started to make an impact on our clinical practice.

Thanks to @BronwynHemsley for leading that session, and thanks to @VJoffe and City University for welcoming us.

Here's the link to the full transcript from the hour - packed with many discussion threads on what individuals have found helpful, difficult, frustrating, inspiring etc.

Throughout 2018 we're looking forward to discussing a wide range of fascinating papers with everyone

With thanks to our volunteers on the ResNetSLT Action Group for co-leading those sessions, we'll make sure all the papers are either already open access, or we'll post links from our supportive publisher contacts. We will publish the dates and papers on this site in due course.

Of course over the past year, we've found that in these fast-paced Tweetchat discussions it's not possible to follow all the interesting threads of the conversations. And the condensed nature of the Twitter exchanges means that it's not easy to develop fully articulated arguments.

So, here’s what we think - it's still a brilliant, easily accessible and equitable forum for us to exchange some views, to make speedy links to highly relevant resources and to identify people you'd like to contact later on for a more in-depth communication on the topic.

But let's complement this with sharing blogposts of slightly more extended viewpoint pieces. We'd love to hear from you – please get in touch with us by email or message @HazelRoddam1.

P.S. Are you curious about our @ResNetSLT grasshopper? This little creature lives in the field behind Hazel's house. As tiny as he is, he makes an amazingly loud noise.

It's ResNetSLT's aim to share our views to encourage evidence-based practice in our own fields of health and social care - so let's all maximise the potential of social media to help make sure our voices are heard!

Our new Twitter profile gained over 100 followers on the first day and has been growing steadily throughout the first month - help us to spread the word and keep on growing apace!