Richard Brady – an NHS Colorectal Surgeon and Specialty Registrar working in the north of England began to collaborate with his peers online using the social media hashtag #colorectalsurgery. Since April 2016, the community has seen enormous growth with over 55 million impressions from over 2000 individual healthcare professional users.

We sat down with Richard in his operating theatre to ask him about #colorectalsurgery and get his views on the proliferation of healthcare professionals using social media professionally.