Patients use NHS website to comment on GPs

The public is commenting in greater numbers on the NHS Choices website about the NHS care they receive, a report shows.

More than 40,000 patients have published comments on the NHS Choices website about GPs and hospitals in the last year, according to the NHS Choices 2010 Annual Report.

The report also showed that the public is using the NHS Choices website more readily. Visits to the website increased by 10% between 2009 and 2010. Overall, there were more than 100 million visits to the site in the last year, the report said.

At the height of the swine flu pandemic, 19 million people used the NHS Choices website to find information.

Health minister Simon Burns said: ‘Every day we use the internet and technology to organise our lives, and increasingly when it comes to our health. It is important people can find accurate, trusted information sources such as NHS Choices.’

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Revamped appraisal could combat GP burnout, says former RCGP chair

Revamped appraisal could combat GP burnout, says former RCGP chair

GP appraisal should help doctors avoid burnout by focusing more on wellbeing alongside...

Budget must deliver long-term solution to NHS pension tax crisis, doctors warn

Budget must deliver long-term solution to NHS pension tax crisis, doctors warn

Next month's budget must deliver a long-term solution to the pension tax crisis that...

Indemnity and primary care networks explained

Indemnity and primary care networks explained

It is still early days in the life of PCNs so it’s not surprising that many GPs are...

PCN spending rules relaxed in bid to boost ARRS recruitment

PCN spending rules relaxed in bid to boost ARRS recruitment

Primary care networks (PCNs) that have struggled to recruit in 2019/20 can now use...

RCGP rejects change in stance on assisted dying

RCGP rejects change in stance on assisted dying

The RCGP is set to remain opposed to a change in the law on assisted dying despite...

Surgical mask advice for GPs as coronavirus forces practice closures

Surgical mask advice for GPs as coronavirus forces practice closures

GPs have been advised to wear surgical masks and other protective equipment if contact...