Name: Claire Riley
Company: Director of communications and corporate affairs at Northumbria Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust
Commenting on the benefits of a 50 calorie ice lolly and tweeting about interesting research in the health sector has won Claire Riley from Northumbria NHS Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust a vote in The Journal’s search for the North East’s Most Influential on Social Media.
The director of communications and corporate affairs said she tries to approach social media with a mixture of business and personal updates.
She said she enjoys using Twitter to keep up to date with what is going on in the world. She said: “It gives me a sense of what is going on in the world in a small amount of characters when you do not have time to read everything.”
It is this urge to know what is happening that makes Claire’s own Twitter feed interesting to follow.
With her communications hat on for the Trust she posts updates on latest news from the healthcare sector. While as governor at Newcastle College she regularly keeps her followers involved in the students’ successes.
Meanwhile she often finds herself tweeting about family life or general observations, leading back to the tweet about a the fact a Fab lolly has just 50 calories.
Claire’s top five recommendations are:
The North East Hub - @thenortheastHUB
Northumbria NHS - @northumbrianhs
Roy Lilley - @roylilley
BBC News - @bbcnews
Sarah Hall - @Hallmeister