If, like me you have a GP who is cynical about advice received on Healthunlocked and regards it as a forum for cranks and quacks (or maybe hasn't even heard of it), you might find the following article useful (with a quote from an NHS manager!)
Paul Nuki, chief editor at NHS Choices, said: “HealthUnlocked is a fantastic platform, offering many benefits to healthcare as a whole. We often refer NHS Choices users to HealthUnlocked forums, fully confident they will receive first class peer-to-peer advice. It's all about expert patients sharing their knowledge and, in turn, creating a new generation of experts.”
The company said that before joining its community seven out of ten patients on HealthUnlocked had never spoken to another patient with the same condition before."