Tom’s digital health disruptors: rating apps
Services that allow users to rate NHS care have been around for longer than you might think; and there are new apps coming onto the market. Digital Health News reporter Thomas Meek charts their development in his latest column.
Joe’s view of feedback
Joe McDonald is disappointed that the latest inquiry into the Mid Staffs scandal failed to tackle the regulatory regime. Now, he argues, the NHS needs to learn from Sean the carpet fitter; a man with a keen interest in online ratings.
There were plenty of unanswered questions for primary care IT by the end of EHI Live 2010. But delegates did get some practical glimpses of the way ahead. Fiona Barr reports.
Milton Keynes uses iWantGreatCare.org
NHS Milton Keynes has announced that it will be the first primary care trust in the UK to use ratings and reviews for individual GPs. The PCT has signed a deal with ratings website iWantGreatCare.org to collect information on local GPs. The PCT said patients would be actively encouraged to provide feedback each time they […]
GP ratings site criticised by rival
The GP practice rating service launched by NHS Choices received 1,600 comments in its first 24 hours of operation, according to the Department of Health. A DH spokesperson told EHI Primary Care that about 80% of the comments received were positive and said it would continue to monitor the number and type of comments made. […]
Doctors say web improves clinical practice
Almost three in four doctors believe the internet has improved their clinical practice, according to a poll by a medical website. Doctors.net.uk www.doctors.net.uk carried out a survey of more than 700 doctors to mark its 10th anniversary this month. The poll found that 72% of doctors reported that the web has definitely improved their clinical […]
Doctors complain about rating website
Doctors have complained to the Information Commissioner about the doctors’ rating website iwantgreatcare.org. The site www.iwantgreatcare.org was launched last month to enable patients to post comments about individual GPs and patients. However doctors have complained that the site is in breach of the Data Protection Act by including their names on its database and refusing […]