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


Patient Survey's

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:

Open Surgery Patient Survey August 2019

Patient Survey June / July 2019

Patient Survey Nov 2018

Flu clinic Survey Nov 2018

Open Surgery Feedback Sept 2018

Telephone Access April 2018


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 2021

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

'Because the doctor was excellent and thorough I could tell she genuinely cared.'

'I came for a blood test and was very quickly seen despite the vaccinations also taking place. I have very fine veins and that frequently causes a problem but today it was achieved first time with no pain at all. Thank you.'

'The doctor was very kind and she answered all the questions clearly. She sent the information about the treatments as soon as she left the clinic. She arranged promptly the test required. And she explained everything clearly.'

'Because it was very organised and the nurse practitioner Catherine was great with my son.'

'Receptionists always polite and efficient and all medical practitioners also very pleasant and helpful.'

'Safe systems of working were adhered to. As a nervous patient I was put at ease by staff.'

'The service i received at your surgery today was efficient, professional and friendly and bang on time. I was very happy with everything.'

'The care and service received from Garstang Medical Practice has always been excellent.'

'On time. Efficient. Friendly reception. Always feel secure at this practice.'

'Dr's there are brilliant. Reassuring, took time with me, thorough and pleasant to talk with. Very understanding and patient with your needs. Phone staff also very good.'

'Empathetic practitioner. Going to sort my condition out. Very happy. I always receive fabulous care from everyone at the surgery.'

'Excellent service from every doctor I've seen since joining the surgery!'


March 2021

92% of patients were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend our services. Comments include:

'Brilliant service, extremely well organised, wonderful, friendly staff. The process was slick, well organised and very efficient. Well done to all concerned and thank you.'

'Quite simply I was dealt with on time by a nurse who was very pleasant and answered any questions I asked her. She dealt with me very efficiently. Thank you.'

'I was massively impressed with the well organised military style operation. All staff from meet & greet through to the nurse giving injection were wonderful. What an asset to Garstang & wider community. Thank you very much.'

'From the minute approaching the time of appointment. Assistance was given to everyone from the door: right through the surgery to sitting - cleaning & hygiene measures were in place. One way in & one way out. Ladies & gentlemen polite & friendly. Overall Excellent service.'

'Very Covid safe and the lovely lady who did my smear was so nice. It didn't hurt and she was really friendly. My 20 year old daughter was waiting in the car outside and she asked about it afterwards. She said her friend who had had a smear had said it was a really awful experience and painful. So I've reassured her it's not and how important it is. So experiences like this really do make a difference, thank you for being so professional and kind.'

'The nurse l saw was very good and pleasant and the doctor was thorough and listened to me and had time to ask me things and gave me answers to all of my questions, and made me feel l matter also was very good in her job.'


February 2021

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

'Efficient, well organised, safe approach to healthcare delivery clearly taking risk based assessments on how to manage the service into consideration.'

'Quick to respond when patient has a problem and very quick rolling out the anti-Covid vaccinations for my age group. Doctors, nurses and all other staff are polite and have a very friendly manner which helps a lot!'

'Service was like a military operation , Very friendly staff putting you at ease. I was in and out In less than 10 minutes. In all a pleasant experience.'

'Had my Covid vaccine, excellent organisation and service from start to finish. Well done Garstang Medical Practice.'

'We were made to feel welcome, safe and secure. Everything was explained to us and we left confident for the future.'

'Reception service was excellent, staff were friendly and professional, the surgery is well set up for social distancing regulations. The nurses were excellent at delivering my child's immunisations.'

'Always been someone at the end of the tele, to reassure and implement any investigations deemed necessary, at a time when you all are very, very busy.'

'The doctor really listened and really helped me with my problem. Amazing advice and so polite/personable. Very lucky to have to have such a good doctors.'

'The system was very well organised, you felt very safe, and everyone involved was very friendly and pleasant I felt safe outside as well as in. The layout of the waiting area worked well and advice with instructions were easy to understand even for me who struggles hearing aids.'


January 2021

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!'



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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