Your views, ideas, experiences and opinions matter to us a great deal. That’s why we want to hear from our patients – good, bad or indifferent.

We work hard to provide a trusted and valued service to our 13,000 patients in Padiham and the surrounding areas. If you have something good to say about us, it’s important that we hear it as we can let our staff and patients know!

We are aware, however, that sometimes things can go wrong, resulting in a patient feeling they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to resolved as quickly and amicably as possible.

We do ask that if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints you first get in touch with us so that we can discuss it with you. More often than not, we can resolve most issues quickly and/or make changes to our service to improve things for all of our patients.

We politely request that patients speak to us directly before posting comments online or on social media as it’s important that we are firstly given the chance hear your views and to resolve any issues which may be affecting you.

Our aim is to listen to our patients at every opportunity and take action wherever possible – so feel free to get in touch. Feedback can be given in a number of ways, including:

– Speaking to our Practice Manager Joanne Howard  – in person or by telephone

– Sending us an email or writing to us by post

– Leaving a comment in the suggestions box located in Reception

– Taking our ‘Friends and Family Test’ available to complete on our website homepage and in the surgery. Feedback generated from the ‘Friends and Family Test’ helps give us an overall picture of how we are doing.

You’ll see that we have introduced a Practice Charter which outlines what you can expect from us in order to deliver our services effectively and we hope that this gives you some insight into our aims and objectives – and what we need from our patients in return.

We also have a Patient Participation Group – please let us know if you’d like to join this. We will be posting more information about this group online and on our Facebook Page over the coming months.

Below is a printable copy of our Comments, Suggestions and Compliments Sheet that you can print off and post to the practice or hand in at reception.