Request a Tweetchat

Tuesday 21st February 2023 by @NRCUK

Pretty much all of our tweetchats, approaching 1,750 of them now,  are guest hosted by members of the WeCommunities, members just like you. And some are created based on the tweets we have had with you, a little passing comment can often uncover really interesting and relevant topics to chat about.

Of course, tweetchats can also be used as part of your CPD and WeCommunities has a FREE reflection tool that allows you to complete your reflections and download them as a PDF for your participatory learning evidence! Try #MYWe for CPD and more here

Guest hosting a tweetchat is such an amazing way to share your passion with your peers and support them to learn together via the inquisitive way healthcare professionals learn on Twitter. You may want to share some of your work, raise a topic you think will add value, or invite others to feed into some work you are doing.

Tweetchats can be about anything that is relevant to your peers, it may be clinical, research, policy, workforce, or anything else you feel that others like you may benefit from. 

The format for most tweetchats is easy to digest and not overly academic, you can see previous chats here to get a feel for how they are presented and delivered in the Tweetchat Archives and see the ones coming up soon in the Chat Calendar too.

As a guest host we'll support you in creating an engaging tweetchat and all you'll need to do is join the chat and engage with your peers, all you need is a little tweeting experience and an interest in bringing value to your tweeting peers. 

To start the process, please fill in the form below and we'll be back in touch with you ASAP to get your tweetchat delivered. 

Don't by shy, we'll give you lots of support in the lead-up to the chat and during it too. 


Please feel free to post in to this blog; you'll need to be logged in via twitter from the top right of the menu to post.
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29 March 2023 19:02
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