Make a QR code for your GP surgery website AdminBlog

QR code for your gp surgery website

Why not put a QR code for your practice website on the door of your surgery so patients can find information about the practice when you are closed? Put another one in reception so your team can signpost patients easily to information on your website. Most mobile phones will automatically read a QR code During the pandemic, being asked to … Read More

1 September deadline dropped for GP data opt-outs AdminBlog

Following the negative backlash to the announcements around GP data extraction from both general practice and patients earlier this year, the Government has issued a carefully worded statement to try and reassure general practice that their concerns have been heard.  The statement removes any specific date for the data extraction to start. Importantly the September 1st deadline for patients to opt-out has been dropped.  Included … Read More

Add Covid-19 vaccination info to your practice website AdminBlog

Covid-19 vaccination

Here is a short video explaining how to add a new COVID-19 vaccine information page to your website. Below the first video are two more short tutorials. One shows you how to add a button or widget to promote the page. The other shows you how to add an Alert to make the information stand out. Add a new Covid-19 … Read More

Will your practice beat the website accessibility deadline? AdminBlog

A practice manager editing the practice website

There’s a deadline approaching for GP practices to meet new government accessibility requirements. By 23 September all practices should be working towards making their websites easier to use for everyone, regardless of any disability. This means, for example, making sure that any images on your website have alternative text that describes their function for visually impaired visitors. Another example would … Read More

Automatic coronavirus alert AdminBlog

From Monday 23rd March 2020 we will automatically display a message on your website. The message will include a link to the latest advice about coronavirus from your regional NHS authority. You can switch this message off in your Customiser. There are full instructions here We will check this advice daily and update it if required. This should save you … Read More

Providing a stronger voice for your PPG

Rosalind DewarBlog

It’s Patient Participation Group week from 10 – 15 June so here are some tips on using your practice website to support your PPG: Provide some information about what the group is all about and how to join. Promote key aspects on how small things can help your surgery. List the members are and what they do for the group. … Read More

Preparing your website for a CQC inspection

Rosalind DewarBlog

While 96% of practices have been rated good or outstanding by the CQC, the scrutiny is relentless, with more ‘boots on the ground’ inspections for a proportion of good and outstanding practices each year. We’ve just written an article for Practice Index on how to keep your website CQC-ready at all times. Click here to read the article in full.

Self Care Week 2018 is nearly here – are you ready? AdminBlog

Join this annual awareness week to help your patients and the wider community Choose Self Care for Life for a happier, healthier life. Support the event with a quick update to your website homepage with the Self Care Week banner. We have uploaded the image to our demo website so you can have a sneaky peek at how it might … Read More

Using your practice website for patient signposting and self care AdminBlog

All GP practices are looking at ways of helping their patients choose the right service. At we’ve been looking at how our websites can help our GP practice clients help their patients get the right care from the right people. We’ve developed two new buttons – labelled ‘Who do I see?’ and ‘Self care’ – for practices to use … Read More

The ultimate guide to Twitter for practice managers

Rosalind DewarBlog

Could Twitter help your practice by promoting important messages to your patients? Prompts to students about meningitis vaccinations; information about bank holiday out-of-hours services; reminders to patients to book a flu jab – these are just a few examples to show how Twitter can be used to help your practice communicate effectively. It’s quick and easy if you’ve got the know-how. For the ultimate … Read More