One of the central strengths of patient led communities is their ability to tap into the patient voice. In many respects one of the greatest attractions of Parkinson's Movement (and one of the reasons I was proud to be a co-founder) is that we, the patients, speak for ourselves. Our voice is not paraphrased by healthcare workers, the pharmaceutical industry or academia. It is raw, honest and direct.
We don't speak FOR patients -- we ARE patients.
It goes without saying that the more people answer the flash poll questions, the more representative those answers will be of the community. Here at Health Unlocked, the Parkinson's Movement community is more than 4000 strong.
Wouldn't it be great if we could get a substantial part of this community to add their voice to the polls. After all, if you don't tell us what you think, we won't know what you think.
It's our community. It's our voice. Now let's be heard.