Suggestions & Complaints
We strive to provide the best possible care to all our patients and we always welcome your views or suggestions to help us improve our service to you.
If you have any suggestions for us on how our service could be improved please speak with one of the reception staff who will be more than happy to make a note and pass it on to the relevant staff.
Complaints should be addressed to our Patient Services Manager Elaine Sharp, or to the Health Professional that you see.
Every complaint will be acknowledged in writing within 2 working days and it will be explained to you when you can expect a further response once an initial investigation has taken place.
We will try our best to fully understand every point of view and will notify you of the outcome.
If you’re not satisfied with this we will invite you to attend the surgery, with a friend if you would like to to discuss the complaint and the findings of our internal investigation.
Where necessary the practice will consider any internal action required to ensure a similar incident does not occur in the future.
If the complaint remains unresolved the complainant will be informed of his/her right to pursue the complaint with Healthcare Commission.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Tel: 0345 015 4033
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
PALS has been set up to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, answering their questions and resolving their concerns as quickly as possible.