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.’

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