NHS (National Health Service)

Each of the four countries of the United Kingdom has a publicly funded health care system referred to as the National Health Service (NHS). The terms "National Health Service" or "NHS" are also used to refer to the four systems collectively.

 How to complain about NHS (National Health Service)

Every NHS organisation has a complaints procedure. If you want to complain about an NHS service – such as a hospital, GP or dentist – ask the service for a copy of their complaints procedure, which will explain what you need to do.

You should make your complaint as soon as possible. The time limit for a complaint is normally:

  • 12 months from the date the event happened, or;
  • 12 months from the date you first became aware of it

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Use this comments section to discuss problems you have had with NHS (National Health Service), or how they have handled your complaints. Initial complaints should be directed to NHS (National Health Service) directly. You can find contact details for NHS (National Health Service) above.

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