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PEOPLE can compare the performance of surgeons, mental health services and hospitals on a new website.

A search on the MyNHS site, produced by NHS England, tells you Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, sees 85 per cent of A&E patients within four hours, that its death rates and cleanliness are fine and that no patient is left waiting more than 52 weeks for treatment.

It also shows that out of 1,076 responses, 91 per cent of patients would recommend QA to their friends and family.

There is a breakdown of surgery results in different areas such as lung cancer, vascular, orthopaedic surgery and bariatric surgery.

The site has been welcomed by patient support group Hampshire Healthwatch.

Manager Steve Taylor said: ‘This is a good idea as it gives patients more control and information on the health services they access.

‘But you do have to read the information carefully to understand what it means, so we would advise patients to double check what they read and what they think it means.’

MyNHS has been developed by NHS England, with the Department of Health, the Health and Social Care Information Service, the Care Quality Commission and Public Health England.

Areas the site looks into include food quality, staffing and patient safety.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said: ‘Healthcare globally has been slow to develop the kind of safety culture based on openness and transparency that has become normal in the airline, oil and nuclear industries. The NHS is now trailblazing across the world as the first major health economy to adopt this kind of culture.’

Over time, more data will be added, including one-year and five-year cancer survival rates.

From December, patients will also be able to see the Care Quality Commission’s individual risk rating for GP practices.

Visit nhs.uk/service-search/performance/search#performance

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