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Boris Johnson unveils myhealthlondon website created by Reading Room


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

December 8, 2011 | 2 min read

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today unveiled the myhealthlondon website, created by Reading Room.

The NHS website is the first UK website where patients can access new information about their GP including cancer survival rates and patient satisfaction.

Reading Room designed the site so each London practice has its own webpage that can be customised to showcase their work and keep the public informed of clinics and services, as well as enabling patients to provide feedback.

David Burgess, Reading Room London managing director, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to work with NHS London to not only make this important information open to the public, but also enable them to interact with their local GP, providing them with a voice. It was a fast-run project and we’re excited to continue our working relationship with NHS London as development moves into the second phase.”

London is the first city to combine a set of 22 standards that represent the minimum patients should expect from their GP.

Boris Johnson said: “All Londoners should have access to good quality general practice and we know that in a lot of cases in the capital patient care is exemplary, and GPs are both valued and respected by their patients. However there is variation across London and we know that better information drives up standards, so we want Londoners to get actively involved in taking control of their own health.”

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