From Monday 8th May every single patient seen was asked for email address and mobile numbers to be updated.
We had a sign put up asking for these details and placed writing cards and pens at reception which were then stapled to the patients consent forms as they went in to the surgeries. It was easier for the nurse to update them in surgery keeping everything confidential and away from a busy reception area.
Reception made sure every patient was asked to book the next recall appointment before leaving. Some patients could not commit due to work schedule and some defined to book but I think overall we booked between 70-75% which was higher than we thought we could manage.
I've also requested ownership of the Google webpage for the practice, a code is being sent to the practice for me to complete this action, and we are upgrading to the latest version of EXACT today!