We welcome patient feedback, whether positive or negative, to help improve the service we provide to patients.
We conduct regular patient survey's to gather patient feedback on our services in order to highlight any areas for improvement. Please see the results below:
You are invited to participate in the anonymous 'Friends and Family test', either by SMS by texting 9293 to 07800 001234, or through feedback forms available in reception or you can complete the test online. You are also able to share your experiences on the NHS.uk website. We do ask if you have a complaint to initially please put this in writing to our Practice Management team, to allow us to be able to fairly investigate and respond appropriately.
95% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:
'Fabulous staff and services. There is always availability of appointments, staff are courteous, listen and are reassuring. I cannot praise the surgery enough for their support in such difficult times.'
'The receptionist was very efficient and courteous. I always find the staff at Garstang Medical practice most compassionate and take time to listen to you. They also have a sense of humour which helps when you are not feeling well and put you at ease.'
'Everyone at the surgery both clinical and non-clinical are excellent. So caring, professional and simply brilliant at what they do. They are working so hard under enormous pressure. I am extremely grateful for all they're doing.'
'Since I developed long Covid-19 symptoms, the care and support from all staff has been excellent. Despite struggling with my speech, staff were all patient and enabled me to access all the support needed. Huge well done to all the staff your care is excellent and Garstang is lucky to have such amazing medical staff at what is possibly the most challenging time we have known in recent years. Thank you!'
'Under very difficult circumstances at the moment very well organised and staff very pleasant and very helpful as always thank you.'
'Always very helpful, kind and professional. Good phone manners and advice. Always phone back when they say they will. Excellent team. Brilliant protocols for Covid when you go into the practice.'
'Highly organised, helpful and pleasant staff. A feeling of being safe due to the precautions being taken ie wiping down of chairs.'
'Just taken my mum for her Covid vaccine, was overwhelmed by the wonderful staff and the excellent organisation. You're doing a marvellous job, well done!'
99% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:
'Very relaxed appointment lovely manner I think Garstang medical practice is excellent at giving its best, nothing is to much trouble fantastic care and staff bring out the kindness in everyone.'
'The response from the GP in person was first rate. Attentive, perceptive, objective, and listened. Consults with you as the patient and provides suggestions and advice (and medication where thought appropriate). I invariably leave his consulting room with confidence and feeling better than I arrived. Credit too to the reception staff who in my experience are generally responsive and friendly in what is currently a very challenging environment.'
'Very friendly and efficient, nothing is too much trouble. Always prepared to go the extra mile to help, excellent.'
'Health professional very friendly, explained everything clearly, made me feel at ease, very thorough and followed through a concern, environment very clean, wasn't waiting long.'
'The way the waiting room has been adapted for social distancing makes for safe environment. The entrance has adequate advice regarding admission and plenty of hand sanitizing throughout the surgery. Furthermore I was seen promptly and the treatment room was clean and I was made to feel safe and comfortable.'
'We moved to Garstang 18 months ago and can honestly say it is the best Practice we have been in. We are both in our eighties and believe the service we have had with all your staff has been excellent. Thank you Garstang Medical Practice.'
'I was treated very well and listened to as if I was the doctors only patient and in these intense times of pressure I felt assured and confident.'
'It is a pleasure to go to the surgery. The staff are very friendly and helpful and efficient We cannot fault the surgery at all. Well done to all of them.'
'Always able to have a same day appointment if "emergency" or just very worried about symptoms. Reception staff have always been very helpful, courteous and where/when applicable "lighthearted". Doctors have always seemed kind and caring and helpful. Environment is non intimidating.'
91% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:
'Recently I contracted Covid and I was afforded excellent care and service by all the staff and doctors at the medical centre.'
'All reception staff are lovely and helpful. The GPs have been amazing during phone consultations. I feel very valued and happy to be a patient of this practice.'
'From the Reception staff to the Doctors Nurses etc they are always happy, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for you nothing is too much trouble!'
'I have visited the surgery a couple of times during this pandemic, I felt all precautions were in place and felt very safe, staff were very helpful.'
'Didn't feel rushed through the time. GP was clear and patient answering my questions. I understood my test results and was reassured to know I could return to GP surgery if symptoms returned'.
'Dr was considerate to my feelings and non judgemental. She also resolved several problems I'd been contemplating for some time with straight forward facts and two future appointments. I also was given an appointment the day after my telephone consultation despite it not being an immediate necessity. I've been very very well treated at Garstang and it's restored my appreciation for our healthcare system.'
97% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:
'Appointment made easily - seen promptly, Covid rules well managed, no complaints.'
'Well set out at the moment during current situation. All staff very helpful so yes well pleased.'
'The doctor I spoke to earlier was absolutely lovely couldn't have been any more helpful - the reception team are also very helpful when speaking to them.'
'Quick efficient service and all staff were lovely-appointment to see specialist has come through as arranged !'
'Have always been listened to by staff who are polite and dealt witwith total professionalism , do their very best to help sort things for you , all the doctors I have seen have done right by me. Thank you.'
'Good consultation at the time promised- could not be a better service, thank you.'
'Generally well organised, all staff helpful and pleasant. Nurses very good too. Don't know many drs in the practice but those I do have found them professional, not dismissive, give adequate time and get things sorted.'
'I felt very safe entering the surgery and the nurse was very friendly and helpful.'
'Very caring,well organised,all the staff from reception to GPs are a credit to the NHS.'
'When visiting, I felt the surgery was well organised and I felt safe. When using the telephone consultation the doctors were patient and unhurried with. Generally I feel the care I get is excellent.'
'I have always had considerate care and attention from all of the Dr's, nurses and receptionists, in todays climate you are to be highly recommended.'
Thank you to all our patients who have taken the time to respond to our Family and Friends test. It is heartening to receive predominantly positive feedback which is greatly appreciated by the whole team.
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