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Service reviews

Therapeutic Apheresis Services (TAS) strives to improve patient care and service provision to NHS Trusts. In order to achieve this, service user and patient experience surveys are conducted on an annual basis and the results are analysed to inform operational and strategic planning.

Compliments and complaints

We value feedback from our patients, donors and service users. If you would like to send us your feedback please download our compliments and complaints policy.

Patient Experience Survey

Results from the surveys conducted to date have been extremely positive with top box scores (scores of 9 or 10 out of 10) of between 95% and 100%. The qualitative data is also accompanied by numerous favourable comments:

"Always very polite, kind and caring over the past several years"Sheffield2

"Made to feel very welcome with all the staff lovely cup of coffee or tea no worries at all"

"Yes as always I came with my children today and they were very welcome"

Winter 2019

Winter 2018

Winter 2017

Winter 2016

Winter 2015


User Satisfaction Survey


In February / March 2020, we sought feedback from clinicians who referred patients to our service in 2019. We are delighted to report that 83% of clinicians, rated their overall satisfaction with our service as either 9 or 10/10 (termed a top box score). This is an 8% increase in overall satisfaction, compared to the 75% score in 2019.

Based on previous feedback, over the past year, we have focused on streamlining our referral process and have introduced a single phone number for referrals. In 2020, we will streamline our referral process further, with the introduction of web-based referral forms. As feedback is so important to us, we also encourage referring clinicians to provide, real-time feedback via a new form on our website; this will help us to continue to deliver the quality service for which we are renowned.

We would like to thank all clinicians that responded to the survey, your feedback is invaluable in helping to steer the future direction of Therapeutic Apheresis Services.

Full report 2020

Full report 2019

Summary flyer 2018

Full report 2018

Full report 2017

Full report 2016


End of year review

At the end of each financial year TAS completes a review of its key achievements and priorities for the year ahead. 






Service/Clinical Audits

TAS completes regular and ad-hoc audits to ensure we are in-line with internal and external guidelines and to help continually improve our practice. A summary of recent audits can be found below: 

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) time to treat audit summary 

If you have questions regarding our service reviews or would like copies of historical reports, please contact the TAS administration team at therapeuticapheresisservices@nhsbt.nhs.uk