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?

TimothyBlog

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

TimothyBlog

All GP practices are looking at ways of helping their patients choose the right service. At GPsurgery.net 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

How to use Google Alerts to keep track of online mentions

Rosalind DewarBlog

If people are talking about your practice online you need to know what they are saying. They might be congratulating a member of your team for helping out in the community. On they other hand they could be criticising the practice unfairly. To help you keep track of online mentions about your practice Google Alerts could be the solution. Take a look at our … Read More

Getting your practice listing right on Google

Rosalind DewarBlog

Google is the go-to search engine for most people. So when patients, prospective patients and their carers use Google to search for your practice it’s essential that the information Google displays against your listing accurate. Our latest article published by Practice Index gives a step-by-step guide to making sure your listing is correct. You don’t need to pay anything and there’s quite a … Read More

Is your Twitter strategy working?

Rosalind DewarBlog

Twitter is a particularly handy tool for surgeries. A bit like an online diary, practices can use it as a public micro-blog for texting online. If you’re already using Twitter and would like to sharpen things up a bit, or if you’re new to the concept, taking the time to think through your strategy will pay dividends. Read our article on Practice … Read More

Thinking about a Facebook page for your practice?

Rosalind DewarBlog

There are lots of good reasons for GP practices to create a Facebook page for their practice. If you’re looking for some tips why not take a look at our article, published today by Practice Index. It’s full of useful and practical advice on setting up and managing a Facebook page, including why drawing up some simple procedures before you get going is a … Read More

Donation update

Rosalind DewarBlog

Today we made a donation to Save the Children – £3 for every website we have launched for a client in the last three months. We’re really pleased that this amount is increasing each time we make a donation – proof yet again that GPsurgery.net websites are becoming more popular among the GP practice community! Click here to find out more about … Read More