The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) was created to help service providers and commissioners understand whether their patients are happy with the service provided, or where improvements are needed. It is a quick and anonymous way to give your views after receiving care or treatment across the NHS.
Filling out the FFT form
You will be asked to answer the question: “How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?”
You can rank your answer from “extremely likely” to “extremely unlikely”. You will also have the opportunity to explain your ranking by adding comments, and you may be asked some follow-up questions. This is important because service providers can only make changes if they know exactly what is or is not working.
Do you have to respond to the question?
Your answer is voluntary. But if you do answer, your feedback will provide valuable information for the service to celebrate positive feedback, and identify opportunities to make improvements. At the moment, around 9 out of 10 patients say they would recommend the service they’ve used, which lets staff know that their efforts have been appreciated.
Your answer will not be traced back to you, and your details will not be passed on to anyone. A friend or a member of your family is welcome to answer the question if you are unable.
How will the results be used?
Your feedback will help us learn more about what you think of your experience – what you like and what you think we could improve. Ultimately, you’re helping us to make changes that will ensure we can offer the best possible care.
Please complete the form below.