Patient/Carer or NHS Staff: Nurse
Condition or job title: Registered Nurse and Social Media Specialist
Place of treatment/care or workplace: WeCommunities and Beech House Care Home
Teresa Chinn MBE is a registered nurse and social media specialist. Teresa founded @WeNurses Twitter discussion group in 2012 as she found herself isolated from the nursing profession following years of agency nursing. Since then the WeNurses and subsequently WeCommunities Twitter community has gone from strength to strength amassing over 360,000 followers from all over the world. Teresa now works with organisations such as Public Health England, NHS England, The NMC and Health Education England. Teresa continues to do clinical work as a nurse by working as a bank nurse in a local care home. Teresa received an MBE for Services to Nursing in the 2015 New Years Honours.