Ashcroft Doctors Surgery are a large practice based in the heart of Bradford.
As part of the NHS Service they are governed to provide a level of service that is monitored by an organisation called the PCT.
Failure to provide a sufficient service would mean a cut in funding from the PCT.
This includes there Telecommunications and how they handle and distribute the calls in and around there practice.
Action plan priority areas and implementation
Description of priority area:
What actions were taken to address the priority? - this item will take time to lesson risk of service impact so run into 2015/16 period before being fully completed, but should improve patient perception / interface with the practice.
Result of actions and impact on patients and carers (including how publicised):
New phone system introduced that provides better information and process to contact the practice, so improved patient experience.
We installed an Ericsson-LG EMG80 system with 40 extensions with professional messaging service, built in auto attendant and voicemail options along with call recording and logging software. As an NHS surgery governed by a variety of different opening hours we have provided a scenario set up to divert to various destinations each day along with auto attendant messages to direct patients clearly.
The solution provided has given Ashcroft access to a wide range of features that were not available to them using their previous system.
We had to change our surgery telephone system in August 2015. We started by meeting a number of providers, discussed our requirements, listened to their suggestions of different options etc. This lead to the choice of 2 companies, that we then meet each again, pushed price to then select Chilli.
Chilli surveyed our site, pre fitted some new wiring that was required, sorted the numbers transfer, new BT lines and we jointly chose a 3 day installation and training period. All of this went very smoothly, again suggestions both ways of how to set up the system. Using the professional voice provided by Chilli for our messages further improved the quality feel of the product, to our patients.
Since its installation, we have had a number of site visits to further develop the settings, training of the call recording module etc.
I therefore can recommend Chilli as we are very pleased with our system.