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IMPORTANT - FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST - The care we give you here at Barwell & Hollycroft Medical Centre is important to us. We are part of the NHS national programme for patient feedback, called the 'Friends & Family Test'.

 

Go to the Friends & Family tab to the right of this Home page and click on the Friends and Family to take the survey and leave your comments etc.

 

This information you give us will be confidential and used to improve services in our practice. Thank you

 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please let us know as soon as possible.  By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Barwell & Hollycroft Patient Group

We now have a patient forum which meets quarterly to discuss practice and health issues.  See link on other side of page.

Flu Vaccinations

See latest news for more information

New practice staff

See Practice Staff section for information

PATIENT SURVEY

We value our Patient's comments and opinions and we would be very grateful if you could complete our Patient Survey on-line, this is located at the bottom of the home page on the right "Let us know what you think about our services".  Thank you very much for your co-operation.

Patient Advice & Support

Patient Advice

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

The NHS employs over a million staff in thousands of locations. It is a large and complex organisation providing a broad range of services. It is not surprising that sometimes you or a loved one may feel bewildered or concerned when using the NHS. And this can be at times when you are feeling at your most vulnerable and anxious.

So, what should you do if you want on the spot help when using the health service? The NHS expects all members of staff to listen and respond to you to the best of their ability. But sometimes, you may wish to talk to someone employed especially to help you. The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.

What does PALS do?

In particular, PALS will:

  • Provide you with information about the NHS and help you with any other health-related enquiry
  • Help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS
  • Provide information about the NHS complaints procedure and how to get independent help if you decide you may want to make a complaint
  • Provide you with information and help introduce you to agencies and support groups outside the NHS
  • Inform you about how you can get more involved in your own healthcare and the NHS locally
  • Improve the NHS by listening to your concerns, suggestions and experiences and ensuring that people who design and manage services are aware of the issues you raise
  • Provide an early warning system for NHS Trusts and monitoring bodies by identifying problems or gaps in services and reporting them.

Find out more

If you would like more information about PALS, the functions it is intended to provide and the standards it should strive to achieve , follow this link.

 



 
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