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What our patients told us

Words in this ‘cloud’ are taken from patient and carer feedback received during August 2017.

Friends and Family Test (FFT)

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important way in which we receive feedback from our patients and carers.  We ask people if they would recommend the services they have used and offers a range of responses. When combined with additional follow-up questions (see the word cloud above), the FFT highlights both good and poor patient experience.  The FFT provides a broad measure of patient experience that can be used alongside other feedback and data to help us make improvements where needed. 

In August 2017, a total of 1919 patients participated in patient surveys (including the FFT).  Of the 1919 responses, 87% of patients said they were extremely likely or likely to recommend the service to someone else. 

Overall satisfaction

Patients were also asked how they rated their service, from excellent to very poor. 

94% of 1877 patients who participated in this element of surveys during August 2017 rated the service they received to be excellent or very good. 

Annual / rolling FFT and % satisfaction results

To understand the fluctuations of both the Friends and Family Test results and patient satisfaction the following gives a summary of the Trust wide score for both over the last 12 months:


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