Enter and view: Allerton Road Medical Centre

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Hackney gather information on people’s experiences of health and social care services and there are times when it is appropriate for Healthwatch Hackney to see and hear for themselves how services are being delivered: these visits are called ‘Enter and View’, they are not inspections. Healthwatch Hackney visited the Allerton Road Medical Centre on 31 July 2017. The summary of findings highlighted areas in relation to patient feedback, staff feedback and observation. Healthwatch Hackney found patients were very happy overall with practice and rated it on average 4/5 (where five is very good’ Patients were happy with the reception staff who they described as kind and helpful. The building lacks disabled access. 18 chairs were available in the wide reception area. Some patients complained about the lack of toys/books for waiting children. The practice’s website is not user friendly but is providing most of the general information on the front page. The website widely publicises the online GP consultation. Patients lack of awareness of PPG (Patient Participation Group). No information in other languages were seen on display. Healthwatch Hackney made 11 recommendations in relation to accessibility, leaflets, website and children’s play area.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Allerton Road Medical Centre
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Hackney
Date of publication 
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Communication between staff and patients
Health promotion
Health protection
Information providing
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Staff levels
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Structured interview
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.