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Patient centred health care calls for a patient centred website

As I was editing my own little bit of internet real estate, I realised my safe clinic website was really just a static view of my own practice, minus the people that really matter … the patients.

Gone are the days when we just went surfing the net, riding the waves and maybe learning a thing or two. The internet these days is a far different beast. These days, we are all creating our own waves using our own personal sites; Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and millions of blog sites on every conceivable subject. Type in the questions, ‘how do I’ or ‘what is’ and bets are that you will land on a blog site.

Just as the internet has changed, so has medicine, with an increased focus on the patient rather than the practitioner. We are now more than ever active participants in our own care. Rather than relying solely on the advice of our doctor, we will look it up on google, seek online advice or even discuss the problem with other sufferers on blog sites. This openness between patient and practitioner is fundamental to getting the diagnosis and treatment right for each individual. Simply put, good health care comes from good communication.

As an Osteopath I am always keen to develop my patient’s understanding of their own health care. So I decided to update my website, add more information about what to expect from your local friendly osteopath and add this blog page. You can even follow me on Facebook, please ‘like’ me at I hope that setting up these forums for us all to share health and wellbeing advice, stories, research trends and new discoveries we can help each other to live life more comfortably.

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The Park Practice
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