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Narnia brought magical changes to a primary care leaflet display

The NHS has announced from April it will improve the way it uses the Friends and Family Test patient feedback tool.  A member of a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Romney House Surgery in Gloucestershire, tells us how even simple comments from patients can drive real improvements for those who use healthcare services:  When I […]

Innovative methods to analyse the free text data and promote the FFT – a Patient Participation Group initiative

Trust/Practice: Romney House Surgery, Gloucestershire What did they do? The PPG realised that just reporting the FFT quantitative data wasn’t improving things. By looking at the free text comments they felt that they could find out what the patients really thought about the surgery, and what we could do to improve their experiences. They came […]

Will YOU be one of the two million people in our nationwide survey?

A patient participation group member discusses the benefits of the GP Patient Survey:  Over the next few weeks, invitations to take part in Europe’s biggest survey will drop through more than two million letterboxes across England. It’s an easy way for patients to influence improvements in their healthcare as the findings help shape national policy […]

Local healthcare services

If you are looking to get involved in shaping health services locally, here are some of the ways you can do this. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) CCGs plan and buy the majority of local healthcare services for people in your area, including those provided in hospitals and community settings. Your CCG may have a number […]

Primary care services

How to get involved in primary care (GP, pharmacy, dentist, optician services) commissioning Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice, community pharmacy, dental, and optometry (eye health) services. Here are some of the ways you can […]