Friends and Family Test Communications Resources

We hope that providers of healthcare services will encourage patients to give feedback on their experiences of care and treatment so that the information can be used to drive continuous improvements and better address people’s needs.  To do that, practices and trusts can use a variety of resources to promote and outline the benefits of providing feedback and to demonstrate that patients’ views have been listened to and acted on.

Although this is the responsibility of providers, NHS England wants to help and has provided a range of resources for this purpose.  These range from films – both animated introductions to the FFT and examples of how it is working in some healthcare services – to audio promotions suitable for use on websites, to a range of posters and leaflets that work in different services to some feedback forms for primary care and more.

To download or embed these multimedia resources, see below.

To access our range of posters, leaflets and forms, you will need to go to another website where the materials are available.  Some are downloadable for local printing and others are available in hard copy and will be sent to you free of charge when you register and place an order.

The list includes not only promotional materials for patients but also items to promote Staff FFT to people who work in the trusts where it operates.

To view these materials, please go to the Health and Social Care Publications Orderline.  The list of Friends and Family Test items available can be viewed by entering FFT as a keyword in the Publication Search feature in the right-hand column of the home page.  As new items are available, they will be added to the stock list. If you have any questions about the materials, you can contact us at england.friendsandfamilytest@nhs.net.

FFT animated film

This short film explains what the FFT is in a simple way and is suitable for use in most healthcare settings, with or without sound. It can be used on television systems, websites and so on. Download the film in HD or, if you want to embed it into your website, download the embed code from our YouTube channel.  You can also download the film as a Windows Media Video file.

BSL version

You can also use the in-vision British Sign Language version of the filmDownload the film in HD or, if you want to embed it into your website.  You can also download the film as a Windows Media Video file.

Mental healthcare version

This is a different version of the film where the emphasis is on mental healthcare services rather than just primary care. Download the film in HD or, if you want to embed it into your website, view the details on our YouTube channel.  You can also download the film as a Windows Media Video file.

Multimedia promotional materials

The following video and audio materials can be downloaded for free use:

  • Audio promotion – This is a 30-second audio file with voice over and background music to promote the use of the FFT. You can download it for use as you wish, on websites, hospital radio and so on.
  • Slide pack – This twelve-slide pack briefly tells what the FFT is about, using the same characters as featured in our films. It is suitable for use as a Powerpoint presentation or can be adapted for use in some healthcare settings that use informationslides as part of their patient information.
  • Single slide promo for FFT – This Powerpoint slide is a prompt to patients to take part in the FFT and to find out more about it.  It is suitable for most healthcare settings

Materials for children and young people and for other ways to make the FFT inclusive

Monkey Wellbeing offer a range of downloadable feedback forms suitable for children and young people in a range of healthcare settings, along with promotional posters.

Our FFT helpdesk has some examples of how to adapt or replace promotional materials to make the FFT inclusive so that you can encourage feedback from other “harder to reach” patients such as people with learning disabilities, those who are deaf or blind, and people with other conditions.  We can also provide some translated text suitable for patients who need to be asked for feedback in other languages.

If you need to access any of the examples, or have a question, please contact us at england.friendsandfamilytest@nhs.net.