Suggestions, Comments and Complaints

All suggestions regarding improvements will be welcomed. All complaints will be taken seriously.

Most problems can be sorted out quickly and easily, often at the time they arise with the person concerned.  We operate a Practice Complaint Procedure as part of an NHS complaints system, which meets national criteria.

Where you are not able to resolve your complaint and wish to make a formal complaint you should do so, preferably in writing as soon as possible after the event and ideally within a few days.  In any event, this should be:-

  • Within 12 months of the incident
  • Or within 12 months of you discovering that you have a problem

State your case clearly giving as much detail as you can.

If you are a registered patient you can complain about your own care.  You are unable to complain about someone else’s treatment without their written authority.

All complaints should be sent to the Practice Manager.

Download and view the Practice Complaints Leaflet.

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the outcome you have the right to approach the ombudsman at:

The Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman
Millbank Tower

You may also approach PALS for help or advice.

The Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) is based at

Patient Advice and Liaison Service
Cliftonville Road

If you are unable to discuss your complaint directly with your provider you can ask NHS England to look into your concerns.

You can contact NHS England at:

NHS Commissioning Board
PO Box 16738
B97 9PT
Tel: 0300 311 22 33

This will direct you to a customer contact centre who will deal with your concerns and agree actions to resolve them.

NHS Complaints Advocacy Service

Total Voice Northamptonshire is the local NHS complaints advocacy service offering support to complainants.

Total Voice Northamptonshire
Doddridge Centre
109 St James Road

The contact telephone number is 02033 558846
Fax number is: 01604 805871