All of our staff work hard to get things right, but sometimes things do not go as well as we would like them to.
We can learn from you to improve services and prevent any future issues.
We would also love to hear from you if things went well and if you have any feedback or compliments relating to our services.
How do I make a complaint?
Please contact us via any of the methods below and we will happy to help.
Freephone: 0800 030 4563 - There is also a 24 hour answer phone service.
Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Springfields Health & Wellbeing Centre
19 Lovatt Court
Any information you give us will be treated as strictly confidential. We may need to collect personal information from you in order to provide the best possible service. However, we will not give your personal details to anyone without your consent.
Will I be treated fairly?
We understand that some people worry whether their treatment will be adversely affected because they have raised a complaint. Please do not worry about this. We also appreciate that those using the services we commission have different needs and we want to make sure that you do not face any unnecessary barriers to raising a complaint. Staff will be happy to discuss this with you to ensure that you are not disadvantaged in any way.
When should I make a complaint?
You should raise your complaint as soon as possible and within twelve months of you becoming aware of an issue. We appreciate that this is not always possible. Therefore, if this time period has passed, we would still like you to speak to us.
How will you deal with my complaint?
We will contact you within three working days of getting your complaint. We will then agree with you how we will look into your complaint and what you can expect. We will also propose a timescale for the completion of the investigation and resolution. After your complaint has been thoroughly investigated, we will send you a full written response from our Clinical Accountable Officer.
I need help to make my complaint, who do I contact?
If would like help making your complaint including help with writing your letter, you can contact the Healthwatch Staffordshire NHS Complaints Advocacy Service. The service provides free, independent advice about the NHS complaints procedure:
What if I am unhappy with the way in which the NHS has handled my complaint?
You can ask the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to consider it further:
Telephone Helpline: 0345 015 4033
The Patient Advice and Liason Service exists to provide advice and support to patients, their relatives and carers. They can help you to find an NHS service you need, answer a specific query or sort out problems.
Telephone: 0800 030 4563