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@MatronSays Meets Local Celebrities

Matron is a 'virtual' community matron developed for use on Twitter by the NHS North West to support the Matron with Mike ToolanChoose Well Winter Campaign (2012).

Matron (@MatronSays) describes herself online as a: 'Community matron, very interested in self care.

Matron loves celebrity gossip and comments on every bit she can find, particularly if she can spot any silly (or exemplary) behaviour with regard to how celebs manage their healthcare this winter! Common sense and with a no-nonsense approach, Matron has one message and one message only to share: Choose Well this winter!

Matron is in her mid forties (it's rude to ask a lady her age) and is a Community Matron working for the NHS somewhere in England. She has a husband, Bill, two children, Amy (21) and Jack (16), and a spaniel called Merlin.

Matron is specifically designed not to be a 'corporate voice', but to be a humorous character with her own personality. She will support Choose Well messages and will other tweet messages relevant to the community nursing role and the overall Choose Well campaign e.g. make sure you look in on elderly relatives, don't forget prescriptions.  We are working with a community matron based in Wigan to make sure that we get these messages right.Matron with Gemma Atkinson

You may have spotted Matron out and about around the organisation!  Here she is meeting Key 103's Mike Toolan, actress Gemma Atkinson and Anthony Cotton

Matron with Anthony Cotton