Patient Experience Team

The Patient Experience Team brings together a wide variety of feedback from our patients, their relatives and carers which we then use to improve your services.

We work with staff across the hospital to help them encourage their patients and visitors to give us valuable feedback that we can use to continuously improve. 

We collect feedback in the following ways

  • Comment cards
  • Friends and Family Test
  • Picker surveys
  • Patient and carer forums
  • Letters and emails from patients, friends and relatives
  • Comments on websites like NHS Choices and Patient Opinion
  • Feedback through advocacy groups, such as local Healthwatch organisations
  • If you would like to send us feedback about your experience at Northern Care Alliance, you can email
  • Telephone our PALS team on 0161 604 5897 or email

By bringing together all of this feedback we can identify areas where our procedures or services can be improved.

Northern Care Alliance Experience Plan

The patient and service user experience team worked with patients, service users, carers and staff to develop our NCA Experience Plan.   A wide variety of engagement events were held as well as scoping national and local feedback to discover ‘what matters most’ to our patients, service users and staff.  The insights from this thorough engagement work informed our experience plan, and the feedback led us coproducing the 8 principles of person-centred care.  The plan is shaped around a series of ‘I’ and ‘We’ statements to help demonstrate how staff can deliver person-centred care, support, and treatment.  Alongside the NCA Experience Plan, we developed six key themes which staff are recommended to adopt to drive improvements forward.

Patient Experience Plan 
Six Goals - NCA

Help shape the new NCA  - Patient & Service User Experience Strategy

As we move towards refreshing the NCA patient/service user experience strategy to ensure it focuses on the delivery of great person-centred care, treatment, and support. 

It is essential we have service user voice at the heart of this, allowing us to understand what matters most to them so we can shape our future services.

We have a quick survey which just asks our service users 2 questions:

  1. Thinking about care delivered by hospital or community staff, please name up to three things that are most important to you about the care that is being provided?
  2. If we could improve one thing in hospital / community, what would it be?

The survey can be accessed via this link or scan the QR code above which will close on Sunday 30 April 2023.

Use the following link or scan the QR code below up until the end 30 April 2023.

Or if you have any other thoughts you want to share with us, drop us an email at

Key Staff

Assistant Director for Patient / Service User Experience
Julie Cheney –

Head of Patient / Service User Experience
Trudy Taylor –
Joanne McAllister –

Deputy Head of Patient & Service User Experience
Julie Dawson -

Patient Experience Coordinator
Laura Watson-

Patient & Service User Experience Assistant Coordinator
Sophia Straker -

Patient Experience generic mailbox

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