The feedback we receive from people who use our services, and their carers, family and friends is really important to us. We use your feedback to learn about what we are doing well and what we can do to improve.
You can tell us about your experiences in a number of ways:
Talk to a member of staff involved in your care. An important part of their job is to listen to what you have to say and to try to respond to any concerns you may have.
Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). They can help resolve concerns or problems before they become serious. They can also pass on complaints, compliments and suggestions.
If you are unhappy about the care you, or someone you know has receive, you can make a formal complaint.
Our patient experience survey has been co-produced with service users, family and carers, and staff to ensure that we ask about what is important to you. It consists of six questions that cover key areas including information, involvement, dignity and respect. Your feedback allows us to find out what we are doing well and where improvements can be made. We gather this information through paper questionnaires and real time feedback using iPads.
Our findings are then published on our website.
You can also provide feedback via the NHS Friends and Family Test. Find out more about this survey and how you can get involved on the NHS website.
We have volunteers who help us co-facilitate our interactive ‘SEE’ days by collecting qualitative feedback from staff, patients, their families and carers through informal discussions with volunteers about our services.
This feedback helps us to continually improve services and showcase areas in which services are doing well.
Our pilot project in August 2019 was at Meadow View, our intermediate care unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup for patients who need rehabilitation before going home.
The project resumed in September 2021 at Greenwich Crisis House, which is run in partnership with Oxleas and is a respite service for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
You can find the reports and action plans below.
If you’d like to find out more about getting involved, contact our SEE lead Aisha Abdullah via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01322 625703.
Our reports contain feedback from patient experience surveys as well as complaints and compliments we have received. The information is reviewed at Trust Patient Experience Group (PEG) meetings and discussed at executive level meetings.
Some reports are not available due to PEG meetings not taking place in March 2022, July 2021, January 2021 and March 2020.