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Accessibility Regulations 2018: Are you compliant?

Cast your mind back to 2018; there was a lot of talk about regulations, particularly the GDPR (the thought of that makes me shudder!), which came into force in May 2018 and was given much publicity. From me in particular there were policies, e-learning packages, blogs, vlogs and a podcast too! Little did I realise

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Meeting the new website accessibility requirements

As if practice managers didn’t have enough on their plates dealing with the coronavirus fallout, the deadline for meeting website accessibility requirements looms on the horizon. Tim Green, of specialist web developer GPsurgery.net, explains more. By 23rd September 2020 – just weeks away – all public sector organisations, including GP practices, need to meet new

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Seven ways to write more ‘accessibly’ on your practice website

September 26, 2019, by in Accessibility, Websites

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Seven ways to write more 'accessibly' on your practice website

“Tracheotomy,” “dysphagia,”, “cervical cytology”. Safe to say that this medical world of ours is FILLED with jargon. Medical words and terms, of course, have their place. But our familiarity with this world can also mean that med-jargon often leaks into patient comms – on websites, in leaflets and on display for all to see. Today

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Preparing your website for a CQC inspection

November 9, 2018, by in CQC, Websites

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Preparing your website for a CQC inspection

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. Here are five tips on keeping your website CQC-ready at all times. 1) Display your CQC rating The regulations state that

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Are surgery websites accurate?

Are surgery websites accurate?

Written by Robert Campbell We’re moving house so my wife looked at the NHS Choices website to see what GP services are available in our new town. As it’s in a rural area she found a selection of main and branch surgeries in the new town and several different small towns nearby. But what I

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