Summary of report contentLayton Medical Centre is a GP practice which is located in the Central East neighbourhood of Blackpool. The visit was arranged as part of Healthwatch Blackpool’s enter and view schedule and was conducted on 18th September and 21st September 2017 with 52 patients giving their reviews on the medical centre. Observation by the enter and view representatives reported that: The environment appeared clean and tidy and the surgery was in the process of moving into a new building. The practice got an amber for its overall access rating as overall the majority of patients felt that their experience of booking appointments ‘could be improved’ with some stating that it was ‘poor’. The practice also received an amber for the overall quality rating as even though the majority of patients said they were happy with medical staff, a small number of patients were ‘unsatisfied’ with the care provided to them. It was also reported that most patients had not heard of the surgeries Patient Participation Group. The enter and view team raised some issues based on their findings with the practice manager stating what action has been taken to address these.
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Enter and view: Layton Medical Centre, Blackpool
Date of publication
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 18 September, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Type of report
Enter and view
Building and facilities
Car parking access
Communication between staff and patients
Quality of appointment
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Quality of treatment
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Secondary care services
Number of people who shared their views
All people 18 and over
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
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
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?