Listening: We run the Friends and Family Test across the trust, as well as several more detailed patient surveys, so that all patients can comment on the care they receive. We also collect information from our PALS (patient advice and liaison service) enquiries, complaints and from comments left on social media sites such as Twitter and NHS Choices.
Involving: We invite our patients and staff to focus groups and patient panels, allowing us to understand some of the issues facing the trust, and work together to find solutions. In the coming year we have a number of initiatives that will involve patients in visiting, observing and suggesting changes to running services, as well as raising the patient’s voice through the promotion of patient stories and participation in some of the key decision making bodies in the trust.
Responding: We try to communicate what our patients and their carers tell us, communicating what we are doing about it and being honest where we face limitations in meeting some of those challenges.
Please click on the links to see how we are doing and how you can contribute: we value your input.
- Friends and Family test
- Patient surveys
- What can we learn: PALS Concerns and Complaints
- Annual report 2016/17
- What would have made your visit better?
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