Here is the announcement:
Doctors.net.uk – the UK’s largest and most active online network of
medical professionals – has good cause to celebrate this month as its'
membership has tipped the 200,000 mark.
The organisation, which has been growing steadily in recent years, now
has a total of 200,006 members, which represents over 80 per cent of all
doctors in the UK.
Doctors.net.uk, which is rated as the most trusted source of information
for the majority of its members, is used by over 45,000 GMC registered
primary and secondary care doctors every day for information, education
and to collaborate with their peers. An audit conducted in November last
year by media industry experts ABC, confirmed that Doctors.net.uk had
63,332 monthly active registered user accounts in that month.
It provides a highly effective channel through which pharma and other
healthcare industries and organisations can conduct market research and
engage with doctors on a wide variety of issues to ensure that doctors are
aware of best clinical practice and innovations in healthcare.
Dr Tim Ringrose, CEO of Doctors.net.uk, said: "This milestone in
membership and activity demonstrates that UK doctors lead the world in
using online professional networks to share knowledge, learn and keep
themselves up to date with innovations in healthcare. This is a great thing
for the NHS, the wider healthcare sector and most importantly for patients
- the networked doctor is a better, safer and more efficient doctor."
Note to editors:
Doctors.net.uk is the largest and most active network of medical
professionals in the UK.
Doctors.net.uk has a membership of more than 200,000 doctors, with 97%
saying that the network is their most trusted source of information. It is
the online resource most frequently used by doctors and provides a variety
of services to support them in making the best decisions for their patients.
These services include forums for discussion, extensive online education
resources and a range of editorial content, including conference highlights.
Doctors.net.uk also has an independent market research division –
medeConnect - which conducts online community-based research among
medical professionals world-wide for the pharmaceutical industry and other
healthcare organisations. This research is used to inform educational
campaigns that are run for Doctors.net.uk members. Doctors.net.uk’s
education programmes are sponsored by a range of companies and
organisations including pharmaceutical companies, medical device
companies, charities, hospital providers and public sector groups.
Doctors.net.uk was created for doctors, by doctors in 1998. More than
300 doctors now act as advisers and clinical information contributors.
Credibility and integrity of all published materials is assured thanks to an
experienced editorial team and a code of absolute transparency for all
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