Last week, without any warning, Facebook deleted the largest Irish pharmacist group of over 2600 members. This is now being appealed but it is anyone's guess if and when the group will be restored.
Given how quickly and unexpectedly this has happened, it would be very prudent to have a backup group and to also diversify our communication options to other platforms.
Please share this link (https://t.me/joinchat/HUgYVBUUE9qSnClw4E4R6g) with as many colleagues as you can and encourage them to join Telegram.
It's very much like WhatsApp, but much more powerful and is a much better platform than Facebook and far less likely to be censored and deleted/blocked without warning.
In addition to the new chat room on Telegram, we also have a Telegram Channel for announcements and alerts. a Facebook page and a private Facebook group and a Twitter account. If you would like to contact us by email simply reply to the confirmation email you receive upon registration.
Telegram offers a browser option plus mobile and desktop apps and works via your mobile number.
You're also more than welcome to join our Forum and start up a conversation there.