Friends and Family Test data published

Categories: Care.

As reported previously in ehospice, the Friends and Family Test will allow the public to compare healthcare services and drive improvements.

The survey currently covers around 4,500 NHS wards and 144 A&E services. It allows hospital trusts to gain real time feedback on their services down to individual ward level and aims to increase the transparency of NHS data to drive up choice and quality.

The survey will be rolled out to all other NHS funded services in stages between October 2013 and March 2015.

The results cover the first three months of the survey, which was launched in April.  They will also be used by the Care Quality Commission as part of its new surveillance system when assessing risks at hospitals, together with other data such as mortality rates and never events.

Access the results on the NHS England website.

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