Why do I need a Practice Website?
A Practice website will give your patients 24-hour access to important Practice-specific information. It can feature all the information contained in your Practice Booklet, but is far more cost-effective and easy to update.
The repeat prescription form and online appointments via EMIS (if applicable) that come as standard with our websites also relieves the burden of form handling and telephone answering on your Practice staff, allowing you to direct this valuable resource elsewhere.
GP websites also include a downloadable Practice Booklet, so you or your patients can print off a hard copy version if needed. This gives the added benefit and cost saving of not having large quantities of out-of-date booklets to dispose of, you can just print off more copies as and when you need them. Or we can organise a limited quantity digital print run on your behalf, so that you have enough booklets to hand if you need them.
There is a 'News' page included as standard with your GP Website. This can be updated on a monthly basis (or more frequently for a small extra fee) and allows you to speak directly to your patients.
GP Websites was asked by the Practice Manager website 'firstpracticemanagement.co.uk' to contribute an article on the benefits of having a Practice Website. You can view the article by clicking here.
How does the service actually work?
Rather than charge a large upfront fee we charge a small affordable monthly fee for the life of the 'wesbite design for GPs' service. Our contract binds you to use the service for a minimum of one year but after that you are free to cancel, though of course we hope you don't.
On cancellation of the service we simply remove your website from the internet and transfer your domain name to whereever you choose.
I want a website, what next?
It's simple. Choose a template or bespoke website. Send us your text and images. Choose an available domain name (which we can register and purchase on your behalf) or transfer your existing domain name to our webspace. We build your website. You proof and approve your website online. We set up a standing order payment scheme with you, receive the first payment, and launch your website onto the internet.
You have up to three months, from receipt of your order form, to send us your text and images before the monthly fee becomes payable.
And then what?
We host and maintain your website taking care of all problems and making any amendments you require for as long as you continue to use the service.
What happens if I cancel the service?
After the required one month's notice we simply stop taking payment from you and remove your website from the internet. We can then repoint or transfer your domain to whereever you choose.
Will Search Engines be able to find my website?
Standing out from the crowd can be difficult, especially with Google alone claiming to list over 8 billion pages. We therefore offer a search engine submission package which submits your website to the leading 100 search engines every month for a year. We also offer a keyword optimisation package to improve your chances even further. See the EXTRAS page for more information.
Does the Repeat Prescription form retain previously entered information?
Yes. It has been set up to ‘remember’ information entered previously. This is to make it easier to order the same items each month. There is a requirement for the user to enable his browser to use cookie scripts for this service to work.
Can appointments be booked online?
Yes, via the EMIS system (if applicable).
What is a downloadable PDF Practice Booklet?
A PDF is a file that can be opened and viewed by any computer with a PDF Reader (virtually all modern computers include a PDF reader as standard, if not it can be downloaded free from www.adobe.com).
As part of our service we provide a downloadable, printable Practice Booklet in a PDF format, so that patients can print off a hardcopy if they want to, this avoids the cost of a printed version and enables updates to be carried out at the same time as updates to the website itself.
We also offer a design and print service if you still require a traditional printed version. See the DESIGN page for more details.
What information can I include on my website?
You can put whatever you like on your website though please note that our monthly payment services only cover the information required to be in your Practice Booklet. Any extra information, i.e. Non-NHS services and fees, will be charged as an extra page at £1.50 plus VAT per month
Changes/Updates/Amendments - What's included in the price?
All website maintenance such as broken links or pages not displaying correctly. All amendments and updates required to be in the Practice Booklet, e.g. new partners, changes of premises, etc.
Apart from the advertised price, are any other fees payable?
Only if you decide to buy one of the optional extras, which are payable on order. See EXTRAS for more information.
How does the £35 per month bespoke service differ from the £25 per month service?
You get a unique website designed specifically for your business. Everything else is exactly the same.