"Excellent customer service at Dewsbury Health Centre"

About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Locala MSK muscles, joints & bones

(as the patient),

I have had a problem with my back for some time and the GP referred me to the Musculoskeletal Service that is provided in Dewsbury Health Centre. I was offered an appointment within a few weeks, which was confirmed in writing and via text to my mobile phone.

I contacted the service to say I would be interested in an earlier appointment if one came up. They had a cancellation so they were able to fit me in earlier. A couple of days before the appointment I had another text to remind me of the appointment.

On the day the experience was excellent, I was treated as an adult all the way through and felt that I was listened to and the information I have got from the appointment will help me to help myself. The problem is not sorted yet, but I am very confident in the advice I have been given because I feel I have been understood.

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Response from Gemma Fowler, Integrated Governance Clinical Manager, Locala Community Partnerships

Hi MC70

Many thanks for taking the time to leave this positive feedback which has been passed on to Caitlin Edwards, Service Manager. She would like to say;

"Thank you for leaving this feedback which I have shared with the team. We have found that patients find the text reminder service really valuable and are glad you feel the same. These reminders help cut down on missed appointments meaning that we can see people in a more timely manner.

Helping patients to manage their condition is really important in aiding their recovery. I hope your condition continues to improve.

Thanks again


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