NHS Launch new platform to Empower Patients  

21 March 2022

The NHS have now released a Platform in which patients can access information the latest average wait time to see a specialist in their area as well as general information and support.

The site will be updated weekly and is ‘open-access’. This means that it is available to friends, family and relatives as well. The NHS is encouraging patients to use this site as a first point of contact as they may be able to find the relevant information before getting in touch with the GP or hospitals.

The site also contains information on how to prepare for appointments/ operations and how to make a personal plan for care and treatment, alongside their healthcare team. There are also helpful details about how to manage pain, mental health and accessing support.