The Friends and Family Test

We are part of a nationwide initiative known as the 'Friends and Family Test' which gives us - and other NHS organisations across the country - an even greater insight into the experience our patients have of our services, and what they think of us.

We offer all our patients the opportunity to answer one simple question: "Thinking about the service we provide, overall how was your experience of our service?"

You are asked to respond from a number of options from "Very good" to "Very poor". You will also have the opportunity to tell us the main reason for the answer you give, as well as tell us what we could do to improve. You can find out more about the Friends and Family Test (FFT) by visiting (opens in a new window).

Responding to the Friends and Family Test

You are able to respond to the Friends and Family Test in a number of ways:

  • Text message (if you would like to opt out of this service, please speak to a member of staff or reply to the text message you receive with the word 'STOP')
  • Automated phone message (if you would like to opt out of this service, please speak to a member of staff)
  • Feedback card (available in the Emergency Department, and all inpatient and outpatient areas)
  • Online. 

If you would like to complete the Friends and Family Test online, please click on the link below that best represents the care you received from us to complete the test: 

Our results

All ratings are independently compiled, and all NHS trusts are required to publish their results. You can see all the results on the NHS England website.

See our Friends and Family Test scores.

Your information and what you should know

It is important that we are able to ask you for your feedback, so that we can see how well we are performing, how patients rate our services, and what we may need to do to improve. 

We take our responsibility to manage your information appropriately very seriously - you can read more about the information collected about you and the ways in which this may be used in Your information and what you should know (privacy notice).

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