Help improve local care
The care that you receive from your GP, midwife or in hospital can help you though a difficult time – but sometimes it’s not as good as it should be.
We believe that health professionals really do want to provide good care, but that there are all sorts of factors that can make this go wrong.
Perhaps you can help us improve or support local hospital and community health services for pregnancy loss. You could:
- Provide direct feedback about your hospital care. The PALS unit at your hospital will advise you whom to write to and may be able to help you put your letter together.
- Provide feedback about your GP care, by writing to the practice manager.
- Suggest that the staff involved in miscarriage care (even if only briefly) use our free e-learning resources. There are videos and good practice guides for GPs, ambulance crews, A&E staff, those doing scans, and those talking to patients about management of miscarriage or disposal of pregnancy remains.
- Use www.patientopinion.org.uk to provide feedback to a hospital where you have been treated. You can read an article about their impact at www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2011/dec/06/health-services-online-feedback.
- Remember that it is as important to comment on what was good as well as what wasn’t, and helpful if you can suggest what might improve things for others like you.