With the rise of digital health, GP practices are facing increasing pressure to have a website, but with the extra hassle of managing and updating it, many practices are wondering if they have to have a practice website at all?
The short answer is, yes, but not for the reasons you might think.
While it’s true that the GMS GP Contract mandates practices have an online presences that’s kept up to date, contractual compliance isn’t the only reason to invest in communicating and signposting patients online.
With GP practices increasingly offering services that can be accessed online such as booking appointments, ordering prescriptions, online consultations and video consultations over the last few years patients have an increasing choice of digital tools to use.
Therefore your GP practice website can be a powerful tool for signposting patients to the appropriate tool, enabling patients to confidently use the digital services on offer.
However, when the practice is busy delivering care, the last thing you need is a website that’s slow, difficult to update, or confusing for patients.
That’s why we work with practices across the UK to build websites that are easy to keep up to date and allow you to signpost patients to the right service.
If you’d like to explore how we can help you manage and control digital patient demand with our affordable, hassle-free and modern solution, get in touch with our team.