Complaints, Comments and Suggestions

 

Complaint Procedure

We always try to provide the best possible service, but there may be times when you feel this has not happened. The reception staff are usually able to deal with most minor complaints, but if you wish to make a complaint of more serious nature, then please telephone or write to the Practice Manager. Please note that any complaint regarding a doctor or nurse must be put in writing.
We aim to acknowledge any complaint within 3 working days and we then try to investigate and report back the findings within 28 working days from acknowledgement.

Our practice complaint procedure is not able to deal with questions of legal liability or compensation. We hope you will allow us to look into, and if necessary correct, any problems or mistakes that you have identified. If you use this procedure it will not affect your right to complain to the NHS England Health Authority (0300 311 22 33).

To complain about a UK government organisation or the NHS in England you can contact the Health Ombudsman in the following manner:

Visit their ‘Making a complaint page’ to complain online or download a paper form
Call their Customer Helpline on 0345 015 4033 from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday
Send a text to their ‘call back’ service: 07624 813 005

Please note that we have to respect our duty of confientiality to patients. If a patient does not make the complaint in person, then his/her written consent will be necessary to allow us to discuss the matter with another person.

Our Practice’s complaint forms are available in the link below:

 

Our aim is to provide the highest level of care for all our patients. We will always be willing to hear if there is any way that you think that we can improve the service we provide.  If you have a complaint, comment or suggestion about any aspect of our service, we would like to hear about it.