The Department of Health has launched a controversial online rating service to let patients rate and compare GP practices via its flagship website, NHS Choices.
Patients can upload comments on how easy it is to get an appointment at a particular practice, how highly they would recommend the practice, how well patients are treated by staff and if they feel involved in decisions about their care.
The DH said the ratings service would give patients all the information they need to choose between England’s 8,300 practices, following the recent announcement that practice boundaries are to be scrapped.
View the NHS GP Ratings Service
In North America, we have RateMD.com - the unpopular and controversial web site to rate physicians across the US and Canada. What are your thoughts, should ratings be available and officially sanctioned for GPs and Specialists? Is it possible to achieve an accurate and dependable rating? To add your thoughts, click on the 'Comments' link.