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The practice operates a complaints procedure in line with NHS regulations and the practice manager will be pleased to discuss any problems or complaints. Our reception team will be happy to give you further information about the complaints procedure. If you are unhappy with, or would like to see some improvement in the services offered by the practice, you may do this verbally (face to face or over the telephone - the receptionist will aim to deal with your complaint, or else will escalate your matter to the Practice Manager). Alternatively you may write to the Practice Manager who will respond to your complaint within the guidelines of the NHS complaints regulations. To assist you we have prepared a template where you can filll out the details of your complaint, to view the form click here. You may also have a representative advise the surgery of your complaint. A third party consent form can be found by clicking here.
You may also wish to consider The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service provided by Solihull Council: www.independentadvocacy.org: or 024 7669 7443 ext 228. fax 024 7669 6851. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Independent Advocacy, Avenue M, Stonleigh Park, CV8 2LG.Support for anyone to make a complaint about the service, care or treatment provided to you by the NHS.
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What we shall do
Our complaints procedure is designed to make sure that we settle any complaints as quickly as possible. All written complaints and any verbal complaint which has not been successfully resolved reasonably quickly, will be acknowledged within 3 working days.
When we look into your complaint, we shall aim to:
- Find out what happened and what went wrong
- Make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned, if you would like this
- Make sure you receive an apology, where appropriate
- Identify what we can do to make sure the problem doesn’t happen again.
- At the end of the investigation you will receive a written response.
What you can do if you are still not happy
You can complain to the commissioner of your GP service. In the past, this was your local Primary Care Trust (PCT). PCTs ceased to exist on April 1 2013. Now you can take your complaint either to NHS England or your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
In general, NHS England commission most primary care services like GP and dental services. CCGs oversee the Commissioning of secondary care such as hospital care and some community services.
If you remain dissatisfied with the responses to your complaint you can contact the Health Service Ombudsman as follows:
Care Quality Commission
Tel: 03000 616161 www.cqc.org.uk