This week iWantGreatCare announced the recipients of the iWGC Certificate of Excellence 2017. This award recognises excellence by those individuals and surgeries who have put patient experience at the centre of their care. By receiving regular reviews throughout the year and maintaining a high average score, they truly deserve to be acknowledged for this fantastic achievement.
The healthcare industry both in the UK and worldwide is changing and is embracing the role that patient feedback has to play in improving services for all. iWGC wants to enable all those who work in healthcare to easily collect real-time, continuous feedback. The Certificates of Excellence acknowledges those who are leading the way in patient care and experience and the publicly available reviews will allow others to see what 5 star care is.
By gathering patient feedback to improve their services, they not only receive constructive suggestions for improvement but also heart-warming comments, written by patients who took time out of their day to say thank you.
Patient reviews are a particularly good resource for patients wishing to undergo plastic surgery procedures, for those researching treatments and surgeons. Mr Ross is not only the most highly rated plastic surgeon in the UK but also the highest rated surgeon of any discipline in the UK.
It is a great honor that Mr. Gary Ross has been listed as one of only 500 doctors from around the world who has been awarded the prestigious Real Self 500 Award 2016!
Mr. Ross has been named in the real self top 500 for the last 3 years and is the only plastic surgeon in the UK to have achieved this accolade.
The Real Self 500 award is based on three criteria: the quantity and quality of patient reviews, engagement with the Real Self community via questions and answers, and the sharing of before and after treatment photos.
The Real Self 500 Award honors the top rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient education and positive patient outcomes throughout 2016. This elite group of doctors has excelled at sharing their expertise, free of charge, with tens of millions of Real Self community members actively searching for information and the right provider.
What is Real Self? It is the largest online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find the right doctor or clinic. More than 9 million people visit Real Self each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being “Worth It.” Real Self is powered by unbiased experiences shared by consumers for hundreds of treatments, ranging from simple skincare to highly considered cosmetic surgery. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, Real Self has become the essential resource and service for those seeking to find the right doctor or clinic.
Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf. “Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.”
Mr. Ross aim as a plastic surgeon is help patients to be empowered to make their own decision of whether plastic surgery is right for them. He always encourages those considering any treatment to invest a lot of time in research. This includes researching a range of surgeons and their professional background as well as the benefits and potential risks. By completing in depth research on a procedure and fully understanding aspects such as the recovery period, patients can make an informed decision. Real self is a valuable online resource for patients.