The Friends and Family Test

This government initiative is focused on improving patient care.

Since April 2013, NHS hospitals are required to ask every inpatient this question: “How likely are you to recommend our ward to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?”

Inpatients can answer this question at

Each hospital is then required to report back to government monthly.

Please note that the data in our reports may differ slightly from the nationally reported statistics. This is because internally we include private patients but the national data only includes NHS patients.