Complaints

Complaints

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Every patient has the right to make a complaint about the treatment or care they have received at Coleridge Medical Centre

We understand that we may not always get everything right and, by telling us about the problem you have encountered, we will be able to improve our services and patient experience.

How to make a complaint

Many complaints can be resolved at local level and without the need for a ful investigation and written response..  Please speak to a member of staff if you have a complaint; our staff are trained to handle complaints to resolve matters quickly.   Our duty manager may also be able to help.  

Written complaints

Alternatively please use the complaints form online at www.coleridgemedicalcentre.co.uk or write diredtly to the Complaints Manager, at our postal address or using email: coleridgemedicalcentre@nhs.net  

 

If for any reason you do not want to submit your complaint to the practice, then you can request that NHS England investigates your complaint. They will contact us on your behalf:

NHS England

PO BOX 16738
Redditch
B97 9PT
03003 112233

england.contactus@nhs.net

 

A complaint can be made verbally or in writing.  A complaints form is available from the foyer or at reception.  Additionally, you can complete a form online and send via email to coleridgemedicalcentre@nhs.net 

Time frames for complaints

The time constraint on bringing a complaint is 12 months from the occurrence giving rise to the complaint, or 12 months from the time you become aware of the matter about which you wish to complain.

The Complaints Manager will respond to all complaints within three business days.

We will aim to investigate and provide you with the findings as soon as we can and will provide an anticipated timescale regarding the investigation of your complaint.

Investigating complaints

Coleride Medical Centre will investigate all complaints effectively and in conjunction with extant legislation and guidance.  

Confidentiality

Coleridge Medical Centre will ensure that all complaints are investigated with the utmost confidentiality and that any documents are held separately from the patient’s healthcare record.

Third party complaints

Coleridge Medical Centre allows a third party to make a complaint on behalf of a patient. The patient must provide consent for them to do so.  A third party patient complaint form is available with this leaflet or online at www.coleridgemedicalcentre.co.uk.

Final response

Coleridge Medical Centre will issue a final formal response to all complainants which will provide full details and the outcome of the complaint.