Churchfields Medical Practice, its GP’s and staff, always tries to provide the best possible service, however there may be times when a patient or a patient’s representative feels this has not happened. The following information explains Churchfields Medical Practice’s complaints procedure. This procedure is not able to deal with questions of legal liability or compensation. If this procedure is used it will not affect the patient’s or the patient’s representative’s right to complain to NHS England or any other appropriate body.
Advocacy support for people making complaints can be provided by POhWER.
Telephone: 0300 020 0093
First level resolution
The NHS Complaints procedure includes complaints made by a person about any matter connected with the provision of NHS Services by this practice. Local resolution at practice level aims to resolve complaints quickly as close to the source of the complaint as possible.
- Any patient or person affected or likely to be affected by the actions or decisions of the practice can make a complaint. A complaint can also be made by someone acting on behalf of the patient or person but only with his or her written consent. (In circumstances where the patient is unable to complain due to a medical condition, a doctor will determine the extent to which it is appropriate for written consent to be absent.)
- A complaint can be made directly to the Practice Manager or to NHS England.
Contact details for the Practice Manager:
Mrs Paula Gullett
Churchfields Medical Practice
1 Bailey Street
If you are unable to put your complaint in writing, please contact Mrs Gullett on
0115 978 1231.
Contact details for NHS England:
Customer Contact Centre
PO BOX 16738
Phone: 0300 311 22 33
- The practice manager will acknowledge receipt of the complaint within 2 working days.
- The practice manager will investigate the complaint, which will include discussion with all persons involved. A written report on the investigation will be sent to the complainant or the complainant’s representative within 2 weeks. In addition the complainant will be given the opportunity to discuss the report findings at a meeting.
- Issues raised by patients will be routinely discussed at Practice Meetings.
- Complaint records will be kept in a separate file and not in the patient’s notes.
- An analysis of complaints, (anonymised), is submitted quarterly to the Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group.
- An Annual Review of patient complaints will be done to identify learning points and introduce any changes, if appropriate. Discussion will take place at all appropriate staff levels in the practice.
This procedure does not apply to staff working at the health centre who are employed by City Care (Midwives, Health Visitors, District Nurses).
Resolution at other levels
Ombudsman. If the patient or the patient’s representative is unhappy with the response from NHS England or the practice, a request can be made to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for an “Independent Review” of the case. The ombudsman can be contacted at: -
Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman
Telephone: 0345 015 4033