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Complaints

Bridgeway Practice

Comments, Complaints and Suggestions

 

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. We emphasise that it will approach complaints in a non-discriminatory manner and therefore patients will not be discriminated against when complaints are made. The Practice will ensure that all patients, carers and relatives are not treated adversely regardless of the nature of the complaint made, as we feel you have the right to let us know if you feel there are issues to be addressed.

 

Making a complaint

If you have any complaints or concerns about the service that you have received from the doctors or staff working for this practice, please let us know. 

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.  If it is not possible to do that, please let us have details of your complaint:

  • Within 6 months of the incident that caused the problem; or
  • Within 6 months of discovering that you have a problem, provided that is within 12 months of the incident.

The Practice Manager, Mrs Sara Atkinson or the Team Leader, Ms Harpreet Kaur Mahli, will be pleased to deal with any complaint.  They will explain the procedure to you and make sure that your concerns are dealt with promptly.   You can make your complaint:

 

In person  –   ask to speak to The Practice Manager, Mrs Tracey Colman.

In writing  –   some complaints may be easier to explain in writing - please

 

 

 

give as much information as you can, then send your complaint to the practice for the attention of Mrs Sara Atkinson, The Practice Manager as soon as possible

 

What we shall do

 

Our complaints procedure is designed to make sure that we settle any complaints as quickly as possible.

 

We shall acknowledge your complaint within 5 working days and aim to have looked into your complaint within 10 working days of the date when you raised it with us.  We shall then be in a position to offer you an explanation, or a meeting with the people involved.

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 your complaint will be discussed with you in detail, either in person or in writing.

 

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. 

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the responses to your complaint,

 

You have the right to approach the following:

NHS England

Write to: The Complaints Manager

NHS England, PO box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT

e.mail: england.contactus@nhs.net

 

or:

Ombudsman

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Millbank Tower, Millbank
London      SW1P 4QP     Tel:    0345 0154033

Website: www.ombudsman.org.uk

 

For help and support with a complaint you can contact

NHS Complaints Advocacy       0300 020 0093

 

 

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

 

                    

 

 

 

Patients Complaints Leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Anandappa & Dr Kiran

Bridgeway Practice

Meadows Health Centre

Meadows Nottingham

NG2 2JG

 

Tel:  0115 9861128    

 

 

 



 
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