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Should you need to make a complaint:
If you have any complaints or concerns about the service that you have received from your Practice or any of the staff working here, please let us know. We operate a practice complaints procedure as part of a NHS system for dealing with complaints.
We hope that most problems can be sorted out easily and quickly, often at the time they arise and with the person concerned. If your problem cannot be sorted out in this way and you wish to make a complaint, we would like you to let us know as soon as possible – ideally within a matter of days or at most a few weeks – because this will enable us to establish what happened more easily. Complaints should be made:
What we will do:
We shall endeavour to deal with your complaint as quickly as possible and will discuss your concerns and agree the way forward with you. We will investigate your complaint and aim to provide you with our findings within a time frame agreed with you.
When we look into your complaint, we shall aim to:
Complaining on behalf of someone else:
Please note that we keep strictly to the rules of medical confidentiality. If you
are complaining on behalf of someone else, we have to know that you have his
or her permission to do so. A note signed by the person concerned
will be needed, unless they are incapable (because of illness) of providing this.
What you can do next:
We hope that, if you have a problem, you will use our practice complaints procedure. We believe that this will give us the best chance of putting right whatever has gone wrong and the opportunity to improve our practice.
Complaining to NHS Commissioning Board:
If you do not feel able to raise your complaint with us or you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint you can contact the NHS Commissioning Board Customer Contact Centre in the first instance. Their officers will be able to help and advise you and/or arrange for a member of the complaints staff to contact you.
Their contact number is 0300 311 2233 and their website address is:- https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/complaint/complaining-to-nhse/
Postal address:- NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT
Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: For the attention of the Complaints Team.
Complaining to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
If you wish to make a complaint about the use of your personal information please contact:- Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Their contact number is:- 0303 123 1113.
Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO):
If you remain dissatisfied you can approach the PHSO with your complaint. This should be done within 12 months of the final outcome of the practice complaints procedure. You can contact the PHSO at:- Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP or telephone:- 0345 015 4033.
Independent help and support
You may also like to contact ICAS, the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service who can offer you independent help and advice in making a complaint.
The local telephone number to contact is:- 01274 770118.
Help us get it right:
We constantly try to improve the service we offer.
Please let us know when you think we have done something well or if you have any suggestions as to how we can do something better.