The national Picker Inpatient Survey 2022 is due to get underway this November.
We are asking our Lancashire Teaching Hospitals colleagues to make sure that the poster is displayed in all inpatient areas.
You can download and print the poster below.
The survey looks at experiences of inpatients receiving treatment in NHS hospitals and is published annually.
The Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) gives Section 251 (NHS Act 2006) approval for the use of confidential patient information without consent for a specific purpose on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to gather inpatient information through the Business Intelligence Team for the purpose of the survey, although no patient identifiable information is shared.
Under section 251 the organisation is required to display dissent posters to allow for patients who do not wish to participate in the survey to contact the organisation and asked for their information not to be shared.
With this in mind, could you please display the poster in all inpatient areas to provide patients, relatives and carers the opportunity to contact the Patient Experience and PALS Team should they wish to opt out of the survey. The posters need to be displayed until the end of November.