What is a complaint?
At Prestwood Dental Health Centre we pride ourselves on the high quality of care we provide our patients. We aim to look after you as we wish to be looked after ourselves. However, if you have any concerns or comments regarding your dental care, which you wish to raise, we will address these as a matter of priority.
How do I complain?
A complaint may be verbal or written and may be made to any member of the practice team.
How will my complaint be handled?
A verbal complaint will be immediately logged and we will try and resolve your concerns at the time. If appropriate, the Practice Manager, will be able to discuss your complaint to try and resolve the situation for you. Regarding a verbal complaint over your care, the treating dentist should be available to discuss and resolve your concerns.
You may make a complaint in writing to the practice, Practice Manager or practitioner. Your complaint will be handled as outlined below.
- Acknowledgement of your letter will be sent within 3 working days.
- Our complaints manager will be made aware of your complaint
- If your complaint is regarding clinical care, your complaint will be passed to your dentist for them to provide a response and resolution.
- Within 15 days a full response will be provided for you
If we anticipate any delays in providing a full response, you will be notified and kept updated every ten working days of the progress of your complaint.
What do I do if I’m not satisfied with the complaints process?
If you are not happy with how your complaint has been handled then the owner of the practice Dr Amit Majevadia can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do if I’m not satisfied with the outcome?
If your care was proved under an NHS contract, and you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint, you may contact NHS England
By post to:
PO Box 16738
By email to: email@example.com
If your care was provided privately, and you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint, you may contact the Dental Complaints Service
- By post to: Dental Complaints Service, Stephenson House, 2 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, CR0 6BA
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you remain dissatisfied with the resolution of your complaint then the Parliamentary Health and Service Ombudsman can be contacted on 0345 015 4033.