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Home › Forums › Proposals for changes in the way the surgery operates › How to improve the effectiveness of Surgery Notice Boards
The Practice knows the Surgery’s Notice Boards don’t work and they have asked us for suggestions on how they might be better arranged/organised/displayed. If you have any suggestions please ‘Reply’ to this Topic with your suggestions.
I think one of problems with the notice boards is that you need to scan all the posters to find anything relevant to you. It might help if the space was divided up with headings such as “Do you have small children?”, “Are you diabetic?”, “Are you going on holiday this summer?”, “Do you appreciate how helpful your local pharmacist can be?”, etc., with the relevant posters underneath the headings.
Out of curiousity – how does the Practice ‘know’ the Notice Boards don’t work? 🙂
I do know that studies have shown posters only have an effective life of about two weeks. After that people stop seeing them; they become background. With that in mind how often are posters in the surgery renewed?
And that there are great many tips out there on how to make an effective poster – staring with being clear on the outcome you want from people seeing the thing, through to designing the layout to help them get there. (Here’s a quick random example from Uncle Google: https://designshack.net/articles/inspiration/10-tips-for-perfect-poster-design/ )
Which begs the question – who in the practice has responsibility for communication with patients, and would he/she benefit from some training?
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Preston Park Community Primary Care Network is an NHS collaboration between 5 GP Practices: Beaconsfield Medical Practice, Preston Park Surgery, Stanford Medical Centre, Warmdene Surgery, and The Haven Practice