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Department of Health and Social Care: Social Media

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 185025, tabled on 29 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on promoted content on (a) Twitter, (b) Facebook and (c) Instagram in each month since June 2017.

Answered on

6 November 2018

The Department does not routinely pay for promoted content on social media channels and the communications directorate has not directly commissioned any promoted activity on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram since June 2017.

However, the Department has co-funded a National Health Service recruitment campaign with NHS England. Between July and September 2018 the campaign spend across social media was £93,416 and in October 2018 it was £56,147.18.

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