Bacon Lane GP Surgery

Bacon Lane GP Surgery

11 Bacon Lane, Edgware HA8 5AT

Current time is 12:17 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 020 8952 5073

baconlane.surgery@nhs.net

Suggestions, Comments and Complaints Policy

Our Policy

Bacon Lane Surgery is committed to making sure that anyone using our service has a first-class experience of us and that they are treated in a caring manner and with dignity and respect. We will always be prepared to listen to what you have to say and you can be assured that we will also be open and honest about any service failures. You can be assured we will always offer remedies to prevent problems recurring and will let you know what they are.

We promise to make sure your comments and complaints remain confidential, if that’s what you would like and we will make sure that we investigate fully and fairly any complaints or concerns you have. We will also ensure that where possible, our investigations are conducted by someone not directly involved in the complaint and that all investigations are transparent and methodical and we will focus on learning from our mistakes to improve the service you receive

Informing us of comments or complaints.

We encourage any comments, both positive and negative, and we have several ways to let us know.

If you wish your details to be kept anonymous from other members of staff, please let us know when you contact us.

Complaints must be received in writing & within 12 months of the incident which caused the problem or within 12 months from the date which the event that is the subject of the complaint came to light to ensure we can investigate thoroughly and get all the facts.

What happens next.

Your complaint will be acknowledged by the practice within three working days.

Complaints Team

The practice manager will look into the complaint and revert as soon as possible. They will be the contact for the complaint and liaise with you directly.  

We will look into your complaint to find out:

    • What went wrong.
    • Make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned if you would like this.
    • Make sure you receive an apology, where appropriate.
    • Identify what we can do to ensure that the problem does not happen again.
    • At the end of the investigation,  a full reply will be sent to you detailing improvements we have made to the service following your complaint. 
    • If you are still not happy you can contact the practice for follow up

HELP WITH MAKING YOUR COMPLAINT

Please ask a member of our reception team for help, however, if you would prefer you can contact

The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service at:

nhscomplaints@voiceability.org

telephone 0300 330 5454

Fax 0330 088 3762

Textphone 0786 002 2939

OR

Harrow Healthwatch Independent Complaints Advocacy

If you feel you cannot contact the practice directly

You can send details of your complaint to NHS England

NHS England

PO Box 16738

Redditch B97 9PT

Tel 0300 311 22 33

Email: England.contactus@nhs.net

If you are still not satisfied

If you are still not satisfied with the handling or response to your complaint, you have the right to ask the Health Service Ombudsman to investigate the complaint on your behalf. Please see the details below from their website:

Contact details for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

If you need to make a complaint about a UK government department, or one of its agencies or the NHS in England

Customer Helpline

Tel: 0345 015 4033

Problems with your hearing or speech?

You can contact us from a textphone (minicom) on 0300 061 4298. (Calls to these numbers cost the same as a call to a UK landline.) You can also call us on Text Relay.

If you have any special requirements for us to communicate with you, please let us know, and we will make adjustments if we can. For example, we can use simple language or communicate using a signed video.

The Helpline is open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Help in other languages

We strive to make our service as accessible as possible to everyone. If English is not your first language and you would prefer to speak to us in your language, please let us know. We can get an interpreter on the telephone almost instantly. Just get in touch with us and tell us which language you speak.

Request a callback

If you would like us to call you back, please text ‘call back’ with your name and your mobile number to 07624 813 005. Texts are charged at standard text rate. Standard text rates are set by your mobile network operator, and charges may vary. Please check with your operator if you are unsure of the cost of this text. We will acknowledge your text at no cost to you and call you back within one working day during our office hours, again at no cost to you.

Email phso.enquiries@ombudsman.org.uk

Fax 0300 061 4000

If you wish to make a Freedom of Information request, please email foi.officer@ombudsman.org.uk.

Please note

All email communications with PHSO pass through the Government Secure Intranet (GSI) and may be automatically logged, monitored and recorded for legal purposes.

Write to us

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Millbank Tower

Millbank

London

SW1P 4QP

Complaining on behalf of someone else

Please note that we observe the rules of medical confidentiality. If you are complaining on behalf of someone else, we must know that you have his or her permission to do so. A letter signed by the person concerned will be needed.

Bacon Lane Surgery

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
    1900-2030: Booked appointments only. Please do not attend after 1830 for any reception/general related matters
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    07:30 until 18:30
    1300-1400 - Phone lines may be closed for practice meeting. We will reopen them as soon as the meeting is completed
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED