Sheffield MP backs patient opinion scheme

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Sheffield MP Meg Munn has backed a scheme to give patients their say on health services.

Patient Opinion was set-up by a former Sheffield GP, Dr Paul Hodgkin, in 2005 and has grown to be the UK’s leading independent non-profit feedback site for health services.

Once comments have been logged and posted, online patients can see whether local health organisations have given any feedback.

Ms Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, said: “Health services across the country have been changed as a result of patient’s feedback on Patient Opinion.

“It was great to meet the local team, who have set up this fantastic facility for patients, and to find out more about their work.

“The website also now allows MPs to monitor comments left by patients about services in their constituency, which can provide us with more information about what’s happening in the area we represent.

I urge all of our local health providers to work with Patient Opinion and to listen and where appropriate act on the feedback.”

Dr Hodgkin, said: “Patient Opinion looks at health services from the viewpoint of the patient, not the system, which is why it’s such a powerful force for change.”

n Contact Patient Opinion via Patient Opinion or by calling 0800 1223135.