Enter and view: Thompson Medical Centre

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Liverpool gather information on people’s experiences of health and social care services and there are times when it is appropriate for Healthwatch Liverpool to see and hear for themselves how services are being delivered: these visits are called ‘Enter and View’, they are not inspections. Healthwatch Liverpool visited Margaret Thompson Medical Centre on Monday 2nd September 2013. The summary of findings of in relation to interviews with those that use the service, staff and observations. The issues identified during the visit mostly related to the need to decorate areas as outlined in the report. The development of the Patient Participation Group will help the practice to improve the appointment system. The good practice i.e. the children’s area, the information available to patients and the lunch time development sessions for staff could be shared with other practices. There was 8 recommendations within this report in relation to car parking, building/facilities, décor, facilities and PPG Group.

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General details

Report title 
Enter and view: Thompson Medical Centre
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Liverpool
Date of publication 
Monday, 2 September, 2013
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 2 September, 2013
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 2 September, 2013
Type of report 
Enter and view
Key themes 
Booking appointments
Car parking access
Communication between staff and patients
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 
Not known
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 
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? 
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.