Commenting & Posting Guide
- Posting content – FAQs
- General guidelines
Posting content - FAQs
What content can I post and where?
There are multiple ways in which you can get involved, collaborate and share ideas around topical educational content, news, views and more. From raising clinical awareness in a disease area to reacting to a healthcare policy, different safe spaces are available for you to highlight challenges, successes, and share best practice.
- Rooms: Created around specific topics, rooms allow you to post articles, videos or documents of interest on these specific topics for your colleagues to see, reflect and comment on. You can also start conversations with you peers on these subject areas.
- ‘Blogs’ channel: Want to comment on healthcare policy or share challenges and successes from the frontline? This is the place to have your say.
- ‘Expert Insights’ channel: Bring up your expertise to the fore and share your unique insight into clinical and healthcare matters. Whether you discuss a study, piece of news, clinical guidance, or have an innovative idea to share, this is the place to get your point across.
- Comments section: React and share your insights on published content in the dedicated comments section.
Please make sure you’ve read and complied with the general guidelines below before posting anything on the site 😊
Where will my content go?
As you post content, we ask that you post it either in a room, in the ‘Blogs’ channel or the ‘Expert Insights’ channel. The editorial team may then also post your content on other channels, for example clinical channels where relevant. Popular content may also appear in OnMedica communications.
Will my content be moderated?
Member contributions are self-moderated and the OnMedica team will not actively monitor the posts. However, members are encouraged to report unsuitable posts (that is posts that do not comply with the general guidelines, not posts you simply disagree with). Please see the section 13: ‘Report inappropriate content’ in the general guidelines below for more information.
How do I post content?
The welcome bar on the homepage displays the icons for the various types of content you can create: a post, a video, a document.
Alternatively, use the ‘contribute’ button on the top-right hand side of the homepage which displays the same options.
How to create a post in 4 simple steps
Uploading a video or a document
You can upload short videos in the following formats: MOV, FLV, WMV, MP4 - Max file size 1GB. Please note this may take a few minutes. The larger the file, the longer it will take to upload.
You can also upload PDF documents.
Please be mindful of copyright and ensure you have the relevant permissions before posting a video or a document. Add credits where necessary.
You can add some text under the video or the document. Please follow the same instructions as for creating a post.
How do I know when contributions from other OnMedica members are posted?
Make sure to click the 'WATCH' button on the Blogs and Expert Insights channels to be notified of new contributions.
You can also follow specific OnMedica members to be notified when they post new contributions.
Simply click the 'FOLLOW' button at the top of their post... and let them know you appreciate their contributions by clicking the 'LIKE' button! 😊 👍
As an OnMedica member contributing to the site:
1) Ensure your contributions are relevant to the community.
OnMedica is a professional website for GPs and Specialist Doctors in the UK. It aims to provide easy to digest and up-to-date, relevant educational content whilst enabling the freedom to share and collaborate in a safe space to further personal development.
Any comments, questions or content you create should aim to fulfil these goals.
2) Don’t sell or promote stuff!
Ensure your contributions are not of a promotional nature.
3) Complete your profile.
The more detail you add to your profile, the more people will want to engage with you and the more connected you'll be to fellow community members.
4) Be yourself; please never impersonate another person.
5) Don't violate someone else's privacy.
You can post your own personal details and contact information (but do remember that it will be seen by others), but don't post anyone else's personal details or contact information.
If you share a video, ensure you have all the relevant permissions before posting it (including but not restricted to venue/place the video is filmed, event organiser, and any person included in the video).
6) Comply with professional rules and regulations
This includes but is not restricted to ethical guidance from the GMC, particularly around confidentiality and disclosure of conflict of interest.
If you have a personal connection to a story or topic, disclose your connection or, where appropriate, do not contribute at all.
7) Cite your sources.
Attribute quotes and paraphrased comments to their proper sources.
8) Don't infringe copyright.
If you want to upload a copy of an image, text, video or any other content, make sure you have the right to reproduce them on OnMedica. Posting copyright material without permission may be unlawful. If you want to discuss someone else’s work, summarise it in your own words.
9) Don't post inappropriate links.
You can only post links to another website if the content on that other site abides with these terms and conditions, and if that other website allows you to post links to their website.
10) Remember that some of your contributions in whole or in part be seen outside the community.
While we aim for OnMedica to be a safe space for collaboration, once your contribution is online, we cannot guarantee that it will not be visible outside the community. Don't forget that you are legally responsible for what you submit. Please consider how others could perceive your contribution. Please make your contribution clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. Many different types of people may view your contribution.
11) Watch your language.
Please be polite. Do not use swear words, profane, crude or sexual language.
12) Don’t be libellous or abusive.
You must not make or encourage contributions that are:
- Defamatory, false or misleading;
- Insulting, threatening or abusive;
- Obscene or of a sexual nature;
- Offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.
13) Report inappropriate content.
Please help us maintain high standards of participation. If you consider that a contribution does not comply with these guidelines please report it by contacting us, preferably by email. This facility should be used where content is in breach of our guidelines, not simply because you disagree with something said.
The OnMedica team reserves the right (although not the obligation) to take down any contribution that it feels to be unsuitable, or which is reported as being unsuitable. In such an instance, the person that made the contribution will be notified. If you are aware that a contribution has been removed, you must not deliberately resubmit the same contribution.
The OnMedica team also reserves the right to restrict a member’s permissions within the website or to terminate a member’s account for repeated contributions deemed unsuitable.
- Member contributions on this website are self-moderated and are the sole responsibility of their authors and the authors are legally responsible for what they submit.
- The views and opinions expressed in member contributions are those of the authors.
- It is the reader’s responsibility to verify their own facts.
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions section 9 for further information on intellectual property rights and your user content.