Tell us what you think

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Tell us what you think

We want all patients in all our hospitals to receive the best care, so we need you to tell us what we get right, as well as let us know if there are things you think we could do better.

There are several ways you can do this.

Family and Friends Test

One of the simplest questions we can ask our patients is “would you recommend us to your family or friends?”. At the end of your appointment, you’ll be invited to choose one of six answers ranging from “extremely likely” to “extremely unlikely” and that’s it!

Making a complaint

We welcome feedback if you feel that the service you have received has not lived up to our high standards, and we ask that you speak to the staff at your clinic, department or ward before making a complaint as this is the fastest way to resolve any issues. If you'd like to make a formal complaint, you can do so by visiting our complaints page.

Barts Health Heroes

All our staff are committed to providing safe and compassionate care to you, and we like to recognise that some of our staff really go above and beyond for patients and colleagues.

If a staff team, volunteer or member of staff has really gone the extra mile for you or someone you’ve been visiting in hospital, we’d love to hear about it. All you need to do is completely this form and let us know in less than 250 words why you think they deserve an award.

Find out how to nominate a Barts Health Hero

Experience of care at St Bartholomew's

Making a difference together

If you have been a patient at St Bartholomew's Hospital, what do you feel about how you were looked after? As a visitor, what did you think? Please tell us how we could do better. We are keen to learn about bad experiences as well as good, and we are ready to take criticism on board.

We want to provide the best possible treatment and care. But we need to hear your voice. Our patients and visitors are in a unique position to help us improve. Your perspective will give us confidence that changes focus on what patients need. Together we can work for better healthcare and better outcomes. 

People from across the community have important views we want to know about. Any time you can give is welcome, whether it's a lot or a little. There are many ways to provide feedback and get involved.  We’ve listed them here so you can find the right approach for you.

The Patient Voice 

The Patient Voice at St Bartholomew’s is a voluntary group. They work in partnership with hospital clinicians and managers. Members undertake tasks such as:

  • Sitting on hospital boards and committees

  • Reviewing reports about the quality of care

  • Follow up patient feedback from events and surveys. 

Some members work on innovative projects. They do this either as part of a small group, or on a one-to-one basis with a senior staff member.

The Patient Voice meets every two months. Visit our Patient Voice webpage where you can read about recent activities and find out how to join. 

St Bartholomew’s Patient Events 

Throughout the year St Bartholomew’s hold patient and family listening events. The hospital departments responsible for the topic under discussion arrange these. For example: the information given to cancer patients, or recovery after heart surgery.

For each event, we want patients and their families to come along and tell us about their experience. It's an opportunity to meet other patients. Let us know what we did well and what changes you would like to see in the future.

Patient events are posted on this page. To book your place, all you need to do is register.

Take part in surveys 

From time to time we carry out surveys. Staff may ask you to complete a questionnaire, which should not take long to complete. Our surveys are always anonymous. This protects your identity and privacy.

Social media 

You can leave feedback on various social media pages - @bartshospital.  It is always encouraging for staff to hear about well delivered care. 

If you wish to complain, please use the Trust's complaints procedures. Our social media accounts not monitored throughout the day. This does not allow enough detail to resolve a complaint.