The Patients Association can only be effective in its campaigning for change by listening to the experience of patients, their families and the professionals who care for them.

We offer many opportunities, nationally and in specific areas of the UK, for you to get involved in giving your feedback on a variety of issues.

Patient surveys and focus groups

As part of our project work on issues such as complaints management, patient involvement, patient safety and access to services, we often conduct both large scale patient surveys and smaller focus groups on specific issues in particular locations in the UK.  We also work with carefully selected third parties to offer patients further opportunities to participate in surveys and feedback. You can access these through our weekly e-newsletter, or online via the link below:

Sign up here to receive our Weekly News

Take part in surveys and consultations


By becoming a member of the Patients Association you can become more involved in having your say both on key issues in health and social care, and on how the charity is run. 

Click here to find out more about becoming a member

Commission a patient survey

We work with, and on behalf of, other organisations to involve patients more closely in service design and delivery, new products and technologies, with a view to improving patient experience and patient safety. 

Find out more here about how to work with us

Your care, your choice

At the Patients Association, we're always looking for new ways to engage with patients, their families and carers.

That's why we've launched our brand new weekly question and answer session, 'Your care, your choice'

Join us every Friday at 3pm on Facebook, as we answer your health and social care related questions live.

Like us on Facebook and watch here

Report your care to the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We work in partnership with the health and social care regulatory body, the CQC. If you would like to report yours or a loved ones experience of their care, whether good or bad, then we can help you do that.

Report your care to the CQC here

The One Show NHS Patients Awards

This July the NHS is reaching an incredible milestone - its 70th birthday.

To celebrate this wonderful anniversary I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that together with The One Show, we want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the brilliant people who keep our world-class health service running day after day. 

Together we are inviting patients, their families and carers from all over the UK to nominate people currently working in the NHS in all health professions who have gone the extra mile to look after them, or done something even more exceptional. You can put forward individuals in as many categories as you like and entries must be received by midnight Thursday 5th April.

We regularly hear incredible stories from patients about how they have been cared for, and we want this amazing work to be recognised. We'd love to hear from as many of you as possible, to please get nominating!