Barnsley Hospital is taking part in a national survey to find out what patients think about their stroke care.

It is part of a national programme to improve stroke patient’s experiences while in hospital and receiving community therapy. It is the first survey of its kind, and is a partnership project between the Stroke Association and NHS England.

Listening to stroke survivors is important. It helps us to understand what is working well and where improvements can be made to stroke services. Your answers will help to shape stroke care, treatment and therapy in the future.

The survey is run by an independent company, under a signed agreement with NHS England in partnership with the Stroke Association.

Section 251 support has been recommended by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care following advice from the Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG), who are an independent advisory group which includes lay representation. This allows Trusts to share your details without your consent.

Regulation 5 of the 2002 Control of Patient Information Regulations provides a lawful basis for confidential patient information to be processed for medical purposes. If you have opted out via the National Data Opt Out, your information will not be disclosed by Barnsley Hospital.

From 20 October 2022, the paper survey will be posted to everyone who had a stroke between the 16th May 2022 and 16th September 2022.

If you do not wish to take part, or have any questions about the survey, please contact us by calling 01226 436302, or emailing bhnftpatientexperience@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can write to: The Patient Experience Team, Barnsley Hospital, Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP