Complaints Procedure for Patients
If you have a complaint or concern about the service that you have received from the doctors or any of the staff working in the Practice, please let us know.
How to Complain
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 can be made in the first instance either orally or in writing to any of our staff.
What We Will Do
We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 1 working day, either orally or in writing and will offer to discuss the matter with you.
We aim to investigate and deal with all complaints efficiently and speedily. We will send you a written response with a report on the investigation as soon as reasonably practicable. If we are not able to meet the response deadline we have agreed with you, we will contact you to advise why and negotiate another timescale.
When we look into your complaints, we will aim to:
- find out what happened and what went wrong
- advise you what we will do to put the matter right
- make sure you receive an apology where this is appropriate
- identify what we can do to make sure the problem does not happen again.