How we help the NHS manage their WordPress websites

Our 6 offerings for NHS WordPress websites

1. We offer a fixed fee annual update, backup and security service

No matter how large or small, complex or simple, we provide a fixed fee annual update, backup and security service for that covers all the bases for keeping your WordPress site up to date. This allows the Communications Team to concentrate on publishing and managing website content rather than spending time supporting the WordPress software itself.

Our security service includes firewall protection for the site on the server and regular malware scanning – giving your IT department one less thing to worry about. Your site is only as secure as your hosting – we can advise on tightening up your hosting security, or finding a better web host, and we offer specialist hosting from a UK data centre if required.

I feel we get more bang for our buck with Little Bird as opposed to some larger agency types and for that reason we will use again.

G.R, Digital communications and marketing manager – South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

2. We provide flexible fixed fee annual support contracts

We can offer flexible maintenance and support contracts, tailored to the needs of your individual site. These can include development hours as well as scheduled regular site maintenance tasks, we can offer annual contracts that include these website development hours as an “add on” to site update service. This is ideal if your organisation has a fixed website budget but unknown maintenance and development needs. Call off your hours as you need them – use them for unexpected maintenance, use them to refresh your site design, use them to build a new section of information onto your site… The choice is yours.

3. We give honest site performance audits

For WordPress sites that are under performing we can assess the site and advise on remedial actions to bring that up to speed or web standards. We are committed to acting with honesty and integrity, we give fair site assessments and use our unique skills and knowledge to find effective and efficient solutions for the site’s problems.

Our need for a modern but corporate, user-friendly website that could bring complex services together under one brand was met and surpassed. Not only has it received high praise from stakeholders internally, but also externally. It has also been a joy to populate for the team that work on it daily and has resulted in significant improvements around our own processes and efficiency.

KO, Digital communications manager – NHS Resolution

4. Added value WordPress website design and development

If it is a new development or a rebuild of your organisation’s website that is required, you are in safe, experienced hands. We understand the complexities of WordPress sites that have been up and running for a long time, with many years’ worth of content to prove it. We know how NHS organisations can get content structures that are four, five or six levels deep, and we can build navigation structures that manage that structure. We are passionate in our belief of accessible, positive web experiences for all and build highly functional, usable websites to WAI AA accessibility standards.

We have a simple purpose: to build the best available WordPress web development solutions at a fair cost. We provide expert advice to our clients, adding value and providing best value whilst delivering fit for purpose web design and development.

5. Our expert consultancy gives best value solutions

Little Bird Web Service’s work on this project made it the success it is. Their ability to understand and interpret client briefs and work with clients on their level in unfamiliar industries is impressive. The knowledge and expertise they are able to provide on WordPress alongside a logical and process-driven approach is what makes Little Bird excellent to work with and ultimately results in pieces of work that hit the mark.

KO, Digital communications manager – NHS Resolution

We provide a consultancy service that includes a Discovery Day – where we use our unique experience and specialist skills to help you define the requirements for your project, we’ll identify the challenges and advise on effective solutions. We produce a Requirements Document that will then form the basis of the project plan.

6. We can provide accessibility audits, accessibility consultancy and accessible coding fixes

Read our new case study to find out more about the challenges of converting PDF files to HTML pages for NHS organisations that need to comply with WCAG2.2 standards and the latest NHS Digital regulations/government compliance checks coming into force in October 2024.

If it sounds like we could help you with your WordPress website contact us to discuss your site’s requirements and we’ll provide you with a bespoke quote.

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