Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is a single question survey which asks patients whether they would recommend the NHS service they have received to friends and family who need similar treatment or care. It is initially for providers of NHS funded acute services for inpatients (including independent sector organisations that provide acute NHS services) and patients discharged from A&E (type 1 & 2) from April 2013.  As of 1st October 2013 the survey was extended to include all women of any age who use NHS funded maternity services.

An assessment of the extent to which production of these statistics complies with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics is planned to start in 2015.


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Statistical Commentary

Download FFT_commentary AE and IP – July 2014 (PDF, 196KB)
Download Maternity FFT commentary – July 2014 (PDF, 203KB)

Pre-Release Access List

Download FFT Pre-Release Access list (PDF, 29K)

Guidance and Information

Download FFT Publication Guidance (PDF, 2142K)
Download FFT Maternity Guidance (PDF, 457K)
Link to the Guidance and Professional Letter issued to the NHS

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Analytical Service (Operations)
NHS England
Room 8E10
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain