Feedback & Complaints
Comments And Suggestions
We value our patieints opinions and welcome all comments and suggestions as we are always striving to improve the services we offer.
Please send any comments, suggestions or praise to us by completing our online form below
Alternatively we accept verbal and writtens comments which you can do over the phone or dropping in at reception.
Making A Complaint
Most problems can be solved quickly and easily, often at the time they arise and this may be the approach you try first. Where you are not able to resolve complaint in this way and wish to make a formal complaint you should do so, preferably in writing as soon as possibly after the even and ideally after a few days. This helps us to establish what happened more easily. In any event, this should be:
- Within 12 months of the incident, or;
- within 12 months of discovering you have a problem
- If you are a registered you can complain about your own care. You are unable to complain about someone elses care without their consent (see below).
Written complaints should be sent to either:
Highgreen Health Centre
What We Do Next
We look to settle complaints as soon as possible. We will acknowledge receipt within 3 working days and will agree with you a time period for resolving your complaint. You will then receive a formal reply in writing and may be invited to meet with person(s) concerned if this is deemed necessary.
When looking in to a complaint we attempt to see what has happened and why and to see if there is something that we can learn from this.
The final response letter will include details of the result of your complaint and also your right to escalate the matter futher if you remain dissatisfied with the response.
Complaining On Behalf Of Someone Else
We keep to the strict rules of medical and personal confidentiality. If you wish to make a complaint and are not the patient involved, we will require written consent from the patient to enable you to speak on their behalf. Where the patient is incapable of providing consent due to illness or accident, it may still be possible to deal with the complaint. Please provide the precise details of the circumstances which prevent this in your cover letter.
We may need to correspond directly with the patient, or may be able to deal directly with the third party depending on the wording of the consent letter.
How To Make A Complaint To NHS England
NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT
With ‘For the attention of the complaints team’ in the subject line.
0300 311 22 33 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, except Wednesdays when open at a later time of 9.30am, excluding English Bank Holidays)
For more information please visit the NHS England website: http://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/complaint/complaning-to-nhse/
Help With Making A Complaint
The Sheffield Advocacy Hub Citizens Advice offer a free and confidential service. The service provides NHS complaints advocacy for children, young people and adults who reside in Sheffield and who wish to make a complaint through the NHS complaints procedure. It is a statutory service and everyone has the right to access an advocate.
More information can be found on the website www.sheffieldadvocacyhub.org.uk
Contact details are:-
Sheffield Advocacy Hub
Citizens Advice Sheffield & Law Centre,
The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
Call 0800 035 0396 / Fax 0114 250 9495