Making a Complaint

Making a complaint about health and social care services in Gloucestershire

NHS & Social Care Complaints

The right to complain about unsatisfactory service is a key consumer right. The NHS constitution makes a pledge to encourage and welcome feedback on health and care experiences and to use this feedback to improve services.

We know that it is not always easy to find the information you need to make a complaint so below is our guide to making health and social care complaints in Gloucestershire, which you can find below.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us

Guidance & Practical Resources

Advice on making a complaint

Healthwatch England have worked with Citizen’s Advice to produce a series of guides to help you make a complaint or raise a concern about health and social care services. You can find out more about what’s involved in making a complaint and see what your next steps might be.

There are tips, tools and practical resources to support you to make an effective complaint.

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See guidance and practical resources from Citizen’s Advice to help you make a complaint

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Advocacy Support & Guidance

Independent Health Complaints Advocacy

If you need support and guidance through the process of making a complaint about your NHS health care, you can contact SEAP.

SEAP can support and guide you through the process of making a formal complaint. An advocate patiently listens to you, helps you to understand and explains your options and choices.  The SEAP advocate ensures you have the support you need to make an informed choice and get the help and support you need to complain about the NHS.  The service is free, independent and confidential.

Access advocacy and support services from SEAP for complaints about health services

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My complaint still hasn't been resolved

If after going through the complaints process you are still unhappy with the response you have received, the next route you can take depends upon what service your complaint is about.

Health Complaints

Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman

Telephone: 0345 015 4033

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm

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Social Care Complaints

Local Government Ombudsman

Telephone: 0345 015 4033

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm

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