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Got something to share with colleagues in The Regular Dose? 

Read the Message Tips and Guidelines then submit your message using the Message Form below.

Message Tips


Writing an effective subject

 

  • Clearly describe the topic of the message. Staff will only see the subject in The Regular Dose email, so it needs to be specific and accurately represent the message.

  • Keep it concise. The character limit is 70.

  • Avoid acronyms that may not be understood by everyone.

  • Bear in mind that the audience is all WSLHD staff, so if the message is about a particular facility, mention the facility.

  • Use sentence case (capital for the first letter of the first word), not all capitals.
     

Writing an effective message

 

  • Include the most important information upfront, not at the end of the message.

  • Make the call to action clear, if there is one.

  • Keep it concise. The word limit is 250.

  • Focus on your audience – it’s more about what they need to know than what you want to tell them.

  • Don't include unnecessary detail – direct readers to a webpage or contact person for more information.

  • Use headings and paragraphs to break up the content.

  • Ensure you include the necessary details – e.g. date, time, location and RSVP for events.

  • If using acronyms, use the full name followed by the acronym in brackets, e.g. Electronic Medical Records (eMR), for the first instance.

  • Use plain English and avoid jargon.

  • Be professional but avoid unnecessary formality to keep your message interesting and engaging.
     

Tips for both

 

  • Ensure your subject and message are free from typos and grammatical errors.

  • If you mention a day and date (e.g. Thursday 15 March), make sure it’s correct.

  • Avoid mentioning the year unless it’s part of a title or is necessary to avoid confusion.

Message Guidelines

  • All messages must be submitted using the online Message Form below. All fields are mandatory.

  • Messages are plain text – no images, tables, flyers, attachments or hyperlinks. If you want to provide more information, include contact details and/or a webpage URL. We'll convert your URL to a hyperlink when publishing.

  • The subject is limited to 70 characters and the message is limited to 250 words.

  • Job opportunity messages must be approved by Recruitment Services before submission.

  • Messages will be published with the name of the author who is responsible for the accuracy of the content.

  • Messages must include a contact name and contact details for staff seeking more information. If the contact person is not the message author, the author must obtain their permission.

  • Messages may be edited by Corporate Communications for clarity and style.

  • Messages must be submitted before Wednesday to be published on Thursday. 

Message Form

Messages are plain text, no hyperlinks, but you can include a web page URL - we'll convert it to a hyperlink when publishing.

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