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Nene and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups

Complaints Handling Policy

The Complaints Handling Policy sets out the NHS Nene and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups' (CCGs) approach to receiving, handling and responding to complaints made under the provisions of the Local Authority Social Services and NHS Complaints Regulations 2009.

Northampton General Hospital

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

For advice or assistance in resolving any problems or concerns that you may have about the hospital’s service:

Telephone: 01604 545784

E-mail: PALS@ngh.nhs.uk

When you need advice, have concerns, or don't know where to turn. As a patient, relative or carer sometimes you may need on-the-spot help, advice and support. This is where the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) may be able to help.

How PALS can help:

  • Advise and support patients, their families and carers
  • Provide information on NHS services
  • Listen to your concerns, suggestions or queries
  • Help sort out problems quickly on your behalf
  • Improve the service to NHS patients

The service is completely confidential, and PALS acts independently when handling patient and family concerns, liaising with staff, managers, and, where appropriate, relevant organisations, to negotiate immediate or prompt solutions. If necessary, we can also refer patients and their families to specific local or national support agencies.

Compliments, comments and complaints

If you would like to offer a comment or compliment about our service, please email PALS@ngh.nhs.uk

If you wish to make a formal complaint, please contact:

Telephone: 01604 545774

E-mail: complaints@ngh.nhs.uk

Fax: 01604 544050

Kettering General Hospital

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) 

The PALS service is here to help NHS Patients. It provides the means to: 

  • Advise and support patients, their families, and carers
  • Provide information on NHS Services
  • Listen to your concerns, suggestions, or queries
  • Help sort out problems quickly on your behalf  

Tel: 01536 493305   Email: pals@kgh.nhs.uk

Formal complaints procedure

If you wish to make a complaint you have several options:

  • You can speak or write to any member of staff.
  • You can call our Patient Experience team on 01536 492173
  • You can e-mail us at complaints@kgh.nhs.uk
  • You can write to either the Complaints Manager or the Chief Executive at: Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8UZ 

Northampton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

Anyone using our services, their families and/or carers can contact us via the PALS Office. Our PALS team, are committed to helping you.

Northampton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Front Block,
St Mary's Hospital,
London Road,
Kettering,
NN15 7PW

Freephone telephone: 0800 917 8504
e-mail: pals@nhft.nhs.uk

Complaints

You can call our Complaints Team free on 0800 917 7206. Their line is open on weekdays between 9am and 4pm. Unfortunately, there will be occasions when the phone will not be answered immediately. We would like to thank you for taking the time to contact us. Please leave a message and we will get back to you within one working day.

You can e-mail us at complaints@nhft.nhs.uk.

You can write to either the Complaints Manager or the Chief Executive at:
Main Block
St Mary’s Hospital
London Road
Kettering
Northants
NN15 7PW

Northamptonshire County Council Social Care and Health

Compliments, comments and complaints

Please tell us if you are happy with the service you have received; or if not, why not? We want to know what you think. We want to use your views and suggestions and learn from your experiences as our customer, so we can improve and develop our services.

If you would like to make a compliment, comment or complaint about one of our service areas or to the council, please complete our online form:

Form to make a compliment, comment or complaint

If you're a child or young person make a compliment, comment or complaint about children's social services.

Telephone us: 0300 126 1000

Write to us: The Complaints and Compliments Team, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED

Email us:

Local Government Ombudsman

If you are unhappy with our response to your complaint, you can contact the Local Government Ombudsman. Visit their website at www.lgo.org.uk for contact details.

Your County Councillor

If you have contacted us and we still haven't resolved your complaint, you can contact your local county councillor.

If you wish to complain about a councillor's conduct, please see part five of our constitution before you contact us: Councillors code of conduct  (PDF format 347KB)

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)

Compliment or complaint: 0333 012 4216 (local rate) or emas.pals@nhs.net. Please make sure you provide the date, time and location for the call to allow us to identify the incident efficiently.

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