Department of Health must approve all NHS texts, tweets and emails about Brexit

Mail Online | 2/11/2019 | Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
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The Department of Health has insisted on approving all texts, tweets and emails sent out by the NHS concerning Brexit.

A leaked email from the director of communications at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) revealed any 'external communication' must be cleared to ensure the public gets 'consistent and clear information'.

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This comes after the NHS Blood and Transplant Authority tweeted earlier this month about blood donor sessions being moved from Dover for six months to avoid traffic disruption during Brexit.

In an email leaked to the HSJ, Rachel Corr said of the tweet - which has since been removed: 'This was not cleared either through the EU exit comms team or through the secretary of state.

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'At a time of some uncertainty, it is important the public gets consistent and clear information.

'We have been very clear with your EU exit leads that every piece of external communication must be cleared through us.'

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Ms Corr stressed every piece of communication - from emails to suppliers to phone calls to members of the public - must be flagged and cleared.

And some even have to get...
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