Trickle is an online forum giving space for Lothian doctors in training to voice their concerns, make suggestions for workplace improvements, and collaborate with each other and members of MED.

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An Overview of Trickle

A video highlighting the main features of the platform.


The Do's and Don't's of Trickle

Tips to make the most of Trickle

  • float ideas on workplace improvements/innovations that are in our sphere of influence to change

  • share examples of good practice/useful information between hospitals you think others would benefit from knowing

  • share concerns that are making your job harder

  • collaborate constructively, share and upvote issues - although the Trickle Champions will work on Trickles in a structured way anyone can respond to a Trickle post!

Things to avoid on Trickle

  • use the anonymity as an excuse to be rude/abusive to other members of staff - don't say things you wouldn't say in "real life"

  • use trickle to ask "how to" before searching intranet or asking the relevant HR/ IT team first

  • posting patient safety concerns or patient identifiable information - follow the advice given in the MED concerns page

  • using Trickle to vent about matters out with the organisation's control


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Trickle Documents

As a platform sharing information about work in NHS Lothian we have carefully considered the unintended consequences or inappropriate use