How do you rate the facilities provided by the Practice?
The following charts illustrate general information about the range of people who have responded to this survey. No one at the practice will be able to identify your personal responses. Typical Age Range
Summary of comments from Marisco Medical Practice Annual Patient Questionnaire 2012 Negatives Nurses too busy – 7 day wait for appointment Impossible to get through on the telephone in the morning Hopeless trying to ring in the morning Unable to get appointment with chosen practitioner Receptionists do not seem to know what is happening – eg who is in the building Sent to wrong location for appointment Unable to get pre-booked appointment Working – not able to pre-book Never any appointments available after 9am Bad experience Duty doctors should be at both sites. Not being able to see the same doctor when suffering a long term illness Far too much information on the telephone prior to speaking to receptionist. Appointment booking system is poor.
Summary of comments from Marisco Medical Practice Annual Patient Questionnaire 2012 Positives I cannot think of ways to improve this practice I receive a very good service all the time Very good all round. In general the practice offers excellent services. Used as little as possible – when needed excellent service Generally satisfied with the surgery and service I feel this is an excellent practice Extremely thankful to live in the area and participate in such facilities. I owe my life to this practice. Many thanks Excellent service Greatly satisfied with service I received.
Summary of comments from Marisco Medical Practice Annual Patient Questionnaire 2012 Facilities Not enough disability parking Car parks disgrace in bad weather Out of hours service is poor Waiting room unfriendly Automatic doors at Sutton are bad – inner door is heavy and not automatic More info required on services Minor injuries should be dealt with. Charge patients for non attendance.
As a direct result of the survey the Practice held a meeting with the Patient Participation Group to discuss its findings & to try to develop ideas & ways of moving forward. The following pages show the main areas that the group felt needed updating /changing.
Q2. How easy is it for you to contact the Practice by telephone? The results of Q2 were not as had been hoped, the group discussed Reviewing the length of the message when contacting the surgery by telephone. Possibility of more people answering calls at 8:30am. & commented on the fact that once through all appointments are already filled. Q6. Are you aware of extended open hours? The group agreed the extended opening times should be advertised on the practice screens, newsletters & the practice website.
Q9/10. Informing people of the services available within the practice The group discussed a variety of ways to improve communication between the practice and our patients. Some of the points discussed are highlighted below: Via newsletter Messages on phones Screens GP’s to speak at local groups Ensuring sufficient information is available at flu clinics Asking voluntary organisations to promote the surgery Advertising the Patient Information Area More signs in the practice
Q9/10. Informing people of the services available within the practice People believe only “Heelers” & those associated with “Heelers” are able to use the information area. Perhaps create a screen entitled “know your practice” Possibly do a campaign advertising Flu Clinics within the local supermarket Ensure patients are aware of how to obtain test results Patient Participation Group to promote practice holding regular forums More Nurse appointments available for “on the day booking” Open surgery each day for one or two Dr’s on a “sit & wait” basis Case studies put onto website