Tag Archives: NHS Complaints Process

Older People Reluctant to Complain About Poor Health and Care Services (BBC News / PHSO / Healthwatch)

Summary The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has noted that it receives disproportionately few complaints from older people than expected i.e. relative to elderly people’s higher usage of NHS and social care services. The PHSO’s latest report indicates that … Continue reading

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More on Complaints Handling in the NHS (BBC News / PHSO / NHS England / Patients’ Association)

Summary Research commissioned by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) indicates that around only one-third of people who experience poor service from public bodies, including the NHS, in England actually make a complaint. Common reasons for not to complaining … Continue reading

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Patient Complaints in the NHS: No Shortage of Feedback (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to roughly 480 per day, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). 174,872 complaints were made during 2013-14. Full Text Link Reference NHS complaints rise … Continue reading

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Fit and Proper Persons Test Regulations / Statutory Duty of Candour / Fundamental Standards (Department of Health)

Summary Directors of NHS providers will have to meet a fit and proper person test from October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can insist on the removal of directors who fail this test. Statutory Duty … Continue reading

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Curbing a Public Services Culture of Denial and Failure? (BBC News / PASC / NESTA)

Summary The Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has urged public services to learn more from the Stafford Hospital scandal and improve complaints handling generally. PASC has suggested appointing a minister with responsibility for complaints handling. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Over-Complexity and Muddle in Patient Complaints Handling (BBC News / Healthwatch England)

Summary Healthwatch England has reviewed the patient complaints handling system for the NHS in England. Healthwatch England concludes that it is “hopelessly complicated” and in need of an overhaul, if patient confusion is to be reduced. There are up to … Continue reading

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Review of the NHS in 2013: a Year of Landmark Reports and Reforms (BBC News)

Summary This BBC News article provides a handy recap of the important changes announced for the NHS during this year, as marked by a succession of ground-breaking reports: February 2013: The Francis Inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal. The government commissioned … Continue reading

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