So I Emailed the National Clinical Lead Karen Goudie at Healthcare Improvement Scotland, copied in to various HIS senior managers plus my MSP Roderick Campbell, to find out why I was getting "special treatment".
[The reason I sent this Email to Ms Goudie is because I had seen the @opachis twitter handle on her work Email signature and thought she may be lead worker on this project]
"Dear Ms Goudie
I am writing to you about the @opachis twitter account as it seems I am blocked from seeing the tweets via my @ChrysMuirhead account. See screenshot attached.
I can view it as a member of the public and note that it says:
"Official page for improving care for older people in acute care workstream, led by Healthcare Improvement Scotland."
I am wondering why I would be blocked from seeing tweets on an "official" NHS Scotland account. Is there a reason for this?
I look forward to hearing from you.
[I am copying in Christine Hill, Robbie Pearson, Denise Coia, Brian Robson and Angiolina Foster, for their information. Also my MSP Roderick Campbell.]
Chrys Muirhead (Mrs)"
I received a response on 9 February 2015 from Penny Bond, Implementation and Improvement Support Team Leader, via Jane Millar, Project Officer, HIS, to say that my twitter account had now been "unblocked":
I responded to this Email from Jane Millar/Penny Bond on 10 February, asking who had blocked my account and the reason why:
I received a response from Penny Bond on 11 February by iPhone, which said "At the moment we don't know how this happened, as there are a number of staff who have access to the account some of whom are on leave at the moment."
It's now 13 February 2015 and I still don't know why I (@ChrysMuirhead) was blocked from the OPAC "official" twitter account.