154 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1UU
Telephone: 0208 940 2802
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55a Lock Road Ham TW10 7LJ | Telephone: 0208 940 1400
Practice Complaints Procedure We aim to provide the best possible service to our patients but misunderstandings do sometimes happen. Please feel free to discuss any concerns at the time when they occur. We aim for a speedy resolution of problems to a mutual satisfaction.
The doctors and practice manager are available to discuss any problems. Please telephone, write or email your usual practice firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. These email addresses are not continually monitored and must not be used for any medical/health related questions. For all health related matters please telephone the surgery as normal: Seymour House 0208 940 2802/940 3228 Lock Road 0208 940 1400/940 8922
Please see the practice complaints procedure below for further details.
DR P T HUDSON & PARTNERS
PRACTICE COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
Reviewed: July 2023
If you feel dissatisfied with some aspect of our service we welcome the opportunity to discuss it with you. Complaints are an important feedback on how we can improve our service.
You can raise your concern with the Practice Manager or one of the GPs at the time, or alternatively, telephone, email or write to the Practice Manager. If you email please use the address of the surgery where you are registered.
Seymour House: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lock Road: email@example.com
If you are complaining on behalf of someone else, their consent is normally required.
We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within two working days and, if necessary, clarify any issues raised. We will then fully investigate the problem and notify the persons involved. We aim to reply to you with an explanation within 10 working days – advising you of any delay.
Should this not resolve the matter we will invite you to meet informally with the person/s involved. You are welcome to have a relative or friend with you.
We will confirm in writing the outcome of our discussions and any changes introduced to our system as a result. Confidentiality is ensured and any record will not be filed with your medical notes.
If you need help to make your complaint you can contact the local council or Healthwatch (Richmond – 0208 099 5335, firstname.lastname@example.org) who will give advice about local independent NHS complaints advocacy services
We hope that if you have a problem you will use our practice complaints procedure. We believe this will give us the best chance of putting right whatever has gone wrong and an opportunity to improve our practice.
If you feel you cannot raise your complaint with us you can contact the commissioner of primary health care services, the South West London Integrated Care Board
You can do this by:
Telephone: 0800 026 6082
In writing to: NHS South West London ICB, 120 the Broadway, Wimbledon London SW19 1RH
You can also contact PALS for advice:
Patient Advice and Liaison Service
180 High Street
Tel: 0800 953 0363
If you feel your concerns have not been addressed by the local resolution process you can refer the matter to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman can be reached at Citygate, 51 Mosley Street Manchester M2 3H 0345 015 4033, Contact can also be made with the Ombudsman by email: email@example.com.
The Practice will regularly audit the complaints procedure and all learning points, subsequent to complaints, will be discussed at Practice and staff meetings and shared anonymously with our Patient Participation Group.
The procedure is co-ordinated by Gill Russell.
Your medical records are held in strictest confidence. Information is only passed on with your consent, within the confines of the NHS, by law, or if in the public interest.
The practice is computerised and certain details of your medical records are kept on computer. These are strictly confidential and the practice is registered with the Data Protection Act.
The practice maintains that violent or abusive behaviour towards the doctors or staff will not be tolerated and may result in your removal from our list.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available.
This scheme is available from reception.
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