Twitter Chats


Join the Conversation!

Members of the BACCN National Board will be hosting regular Twitter Chats and encourage you to join them at @BACCNUK.

Dates are listed below and remember to use the relevent # to follow the conversation. 

New to Twitter? CLICK HERE to download our step by step guide on how to get involved and join in the conversation.

Following some feedback our regular twitter are now on a rolling schedule which means the chat will take place on a different day of the week every month to enable more of you to take part, although each chat will still start at 7pm for 1 hour.  Looking forward to continue our debates around some very interesting topics.

#letskeeptheconversationgoing by @karin_gerber on behalf of @BACCNUK 

All chats will take place 19:00 - 20:00

Next Twitter Chats

Date and Time: 15th of April 19:00- 20:00

Subject: “How do you cope with nightshifts? #baccnnights

This chat will be moderated by: Karin Gerber (@karin_gerber) on behalf of the BACCN using @BACCNUK with the following hashtag: #baccnnights

BACCN Twitter Chat was launched during the #BACCNConf2016 in Glasgow and it has been great exploring all your views and opinions on subjects that matters to us all.

Due to our modern 24-hour society, many of us work full-time night shifts, evening shifts, rotational shifts, or other such irregular schedules.  Shift work and long working hours have been linked to a number of health issues,  these include an increased risk of metabolic problems, heart disease, gastrointestinal difficulties, obesity, and certain cancers.

Night shift work in particular interfere with the body’s ability to repair DNA damage that occurs from normal cellular processes. The suppression of melatonin — which is the hormone responsible for regulating the internal body clock — may play a role. Finding ways to cope can be the difference between living a healthy existence and being subjected to the many health and safety risks that are elevated during night shifts.

How do you cope with working nights? What are your top tips?

So let’s talk #baccnnights

Date and Time: 14th of June 19:00- 20:00

Subject: “How GREEN is your ICU?” #baccngreen

This chat will be moderated by: Heather Baid (@HeatherBaid)) on behalf of the BACCN using @BACCNUK with the following hashtag: #baccngreen

BACCN Twitter Chat was launched during the #BACCNConf2016 in Glasgow and it has been great exploring all your views and opinions on subjects that matters to us all. 

Sustainability in critical care involves responsible healthcare which does not put future financial, environmental and social resourcing at risk. Single-use and other disposable items including mountains of PPE necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic has once again raised the question “How GREEN is your ICU”?

Having recently watched a news item of the increasing amounts of PPE (especially masks) being found in some of the worlds most beautiful oceans / coral reefs and the devastating effects this has on the environment @HeatherBaid will be exploring your views and efforts in making your ICU as GREEN as possible.

So let’s talk #baccngreen #baccnsustainability


BACCN Conference Director

Twitter News

Last Twitter Chats

BACCN Twitter Chat March 2021 #baccnleadership Report

I want to thank @credland_nicki  for supporting our #baccnleadership twitter chat this week.  This last year has certainly highlighted the need for strong leadership across the board – regardless of the grade and or position you find yourself in. This chat highlighted many aspects of leadership we all value and or strive to achieve on a daily basis.  I want to once again thank all those that took part and shared your insights.

Please remember that you can use our usual Wakelet summary: to revisit some of the chatter and or support your CPD hours / reflections.

Join us on the 15th of April for our next twitter chat – details to follow soon.

Thank you and let’s keep the conversation going….

Karin Gerber
BACCN Conference Director 

Upcoming Twitter Chats


15.04.2021 #baccnnights How do you cope with nightshifts?
19.05.2021 #baccnoutreach Critical Care Outreach Practitioner Competencies 
14.06.2021 #baccngreen How GREEN is your ICU?
06.07.2021 #baccnmidwifery The deteriorating obstetric/midwifery patient
09.09.2021 #BACCNConf2021
15.10.2021 Details to follow
19.11.2021 #baccnpaeds The impact of paediatric long term ventilation on adult critical care services

Past Twitter Chat Reports

10.03.21 #baccnleadership - Nursing Leadership breaking down barriers within Critical Care Nursing 
06.02.21 #baccnahp - AHP input into Critical Care
08.01.21 #baccndiversity - Diversity (BAME) within Critical Care Nursing 
10.12.20 #baccnrehab - Nurse Led Rehabilitation
17.11.20 #baccnrecruit - Recruitment and Retention with Critical Care Nursing 
01.10.20 #baccnassociate - Nursing Associates within Critical Care - your thoughts?
07.09.20 #BACCNConf2020 - 7th of September (Monday)
16.07.20 HELP: I'm presenting at conference, what now?- 16th of July (Friday) 7-8 pm #presentation
07.10.19  Incivility in hospital environment - 7th of October (Monday)   #rudenessatwork 
05.11.19 Compliance with EWS - 5th of November (Tuesday) #ews
11.12.19 Pet therapy: pro / con - 11th of December (Wednesday) #pets
16.01.20 Enhanced levels of care: how does this impact ICU - 16th of January (Thursday) #enhanced
21.02.20 Pediatric patient in adult ICU - 21st of Feb (Friday) #paeds
23.03.20 Staff moves across the organisation - 23rd of March (Monday) #staffmove
28.04.20 How do we keep our patients and their loved ones in touch with each other in these unprecedented times? - 28th of April (Tuesday) #baccnkeepintouch

Stress management interventions for intensive and critial care nurses: A systematic review - 26 May (Tuesday) #baccnmind

11.06.20 All things non-invasive ventilation related in particular with regards to the increasing use of CPAP during COVID-19 #baccnniv

  *Topics subject to change* Click on topics for more info


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Let's keep the conversation going.

@karin_gerber on behalf of @BACCNUK