We welcome patient feedback, whether positive or negative, to help improve the service we provide to patients.


Friends and Family Test

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 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.


April 2022

93% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:

'I am literally blown away by the level of service I receive every time I deal with your staff, face to face or over the phone, reception, doctors etc, all are so patient and caring, only been with you 18 months, but would highly recommend, well done to all the team!'

'Efficient practice. Well run. Kind & caring staff.'

'Polite staff on reception and excellent care and professionalism from nurse.'

'Because my appointment was on time, organised with all the covid jabs taking place, and the nurse was very pleasant.'

'The receptionist and nurse were very professional and were extremely helpful and put me at ease. Thank you so much.'

'Nurses were lovely who gave my baby her vaccines, had her first ones at a previous practice and there was no care or time taken, the nurses at Garstang were lovely kind and thoughtful. Therefore I was less stressed and felt the whole process went a lot more smoothly.'


March 2022

91% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:

'Covid has been a difficult time a time of many changes yet the medical practice continued to offer patients a high level of care when changes were needed to keep us safe.'

'Nurse was friendly, welcoming, caring, reassuring, put me at ease. Best smear I've had!'

'Child's vaccinations went very smoothly. Short waiting times. Very friendly and reassuring nurses that put my child at ease and made him feel important.. Couldn't have asked for more.'

'I received face to face appointment when needed and the doctor listened to me and made me feel like she cared about my wellbeing. I think the practice has coped well during the pandemic. All staff I have encountered have been friendly and made me feel comfortable.'

'The surgery is very efficient and the staff are incredible. I never struggle to get an appointment and they are always accommodating.'

'I feel you all work very hard to give excellent service.'

'Very efficient and friendly receptionist and nurse, couldn't ask for more.'

'Simply put an amazing Team! Superbly run. Friendly, brilliantly organised! The best! Massive Thank You All!'

'Can I say thank you for the face to face appointment today. I am hearing from all my friends how they can not get appointments at their surgery's...its a fantastic practice. Well done to everyone for providing such an excellent service xx'


February 2022

93% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:

'Always have had amazing service since 1989!! Helpful polite staff who go the extra mile, professional expert help always from the Medical staff and a professional service received under very demanding circumstances in the last 2 years. Very happy with all my visits and treatment and very many thanks to all.'

'Always reliable when you phone up for an appointment they're more than happy to help very happy and friendly place to come.'

'Very friendly, pleasant & professional attitude from reception, doctor &, pharmacy & nurse in recent visit.'

'Always a pleasure to visit the surgery, welcoming warm and friendly.'

'Doctors and nurses have made every effort to treat my ongoing clinical problems with such care and patience. Always cheerful.'

'The staff are very attentive, the GPs are always available for a telephone consultation and for a one to one appointment when necessary.'


January 2022

93% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:

'Garstang doctors and staff put their patients first. I moved to this practice about two years ago and have found in every dealing I have had with them that they have been extremely helpful. In addition the dispensary is open seven days a week and even all through Christmas. It's exceptional service to the patient. Dare I say " just what the Doctor ordered ".'

'Staff very friendly and professional. Felt very safe under the current covid conditions.'

'All the staff are so friendly helpful and kind Doctors are very knowledgable and kind. We are very lucky living in Garstang.'

'Prompt, polite staff, good attention given to my needs at the time of my appointment, all things considered, excellent, thank you.'

'Pleasant staff. Appointment on time.Given good advice by practitioner,who dealt with slight problem cheerfully and efficiently. Many thanks!'

'Arrived on time, hassle free check in at reception, seen almost straight away. Nurse was welcoming, friendly and presented a happy positive attitude. A most pleasant experience. Thank you.'

'I have received genuine exceptional service and attention. Starting with Dr and supported by the admin team who have reported back on my results and the actions from those results. It’s very reassuring to know that as I get older, and the inevitable problems arise, there seems to be a great team at the practice who can help and assist me. Very impressed indeed.'


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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