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Your practice on social media: A beginner’s guide

Do you want to connect with your patients? Pass on health information and messages quickly and easily? A Facebook or Twitter page might be the perfect solution for your practice! If you are unsure how to go about setting up the accounts correctly, we have taken away the hard work by creating an eLearning course

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Social media in the workplace

A recent poll on the forum showed just 24% of practice managers were friends with staff members on social media. Social media has its positive and negative sides. It can be a great way to keep in touch with people and share multimedia, it can be brilliant for promoting your business or brand, and it

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Can practices benefit from social media?

February 22, 2018, by in Social Media

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Can practices benefit from social media?

The growth of social media and the vast amount of material available online has signalled a change in the way people consume information – and it’s a medium that shows no sign of abating.

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The ultimate guide to Twitter for GP Practice Managers

October 5, 2016, by in Social Media

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Could Twitter help your practice? Promoting important messages is quick and easy with Twitter. 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. Before

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Is your practice listed correctly on Google?

Is your practice listed correctly on Google

Google is by far the most popular search engine. Across the globe, 88% of people searching the Internet on a desktop computer in November 2015 used Google. For mobiles the figure was even higher at 94%. So it’s important that when patients, prospective patients and their carers use Google to look up your practice, the

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Is your Twitter strategy working for your GP practice?

December 17, 2015, by in Social Media

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Is your Twitter strategy working for your GP practice?

Social media is exploding with 15.5 million adults in the UK using Twitter alone. There are lots of reasons why people like to engage with social media. It’s free, it’s instant and it gives power to the people through word-of-mouth networking. For surgeries this can mean harnessing the power of your patients to get the

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Improve Your Patient Experience Through Wi-Fi…

November 24, 2015, by in Patients, Social Media, Staff

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Improve Your Patient Experience Through Wi-Fi…

Currently 64% of NHS Trusts, don’t offer free Wi-Fi to their patients, though could a small investment go towards improving your patient’s experience? Free Wi-Fi is currently available almost everywhere else but within (a majority of) the NHS, with security being cited as one of the main reasons, in addition to costs. Though if restaurants,

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