Demands for quality

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People want it

People want ‘More information, choice and ownership’, according to a Healthwatch report from 2015.

PIF’s ‘Is Knowledge Power?‘ report (2015) found that 21% of patients with long term conditions, representing over 3.2 million people, disagree that they have enough information to feel confident in discussing decisions about their care with their doctor.

‘One in twenty Google searches are for health-related information’, according to a Google blog from 2015. NHS Choices receives over 11 million visits each week.

Examples of organisations that stand up for patients:


Policy requires it

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PIF’s Making the case for information describes further policy and legislative levers


Watchdogs are monitoring it

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Regulators of healthcare professionals demand it

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There’s a risk of negligence claims without it

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Pharmaceutical Industry codes insist on it

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