Customer Care function sits within the Corporate Affairs, Performance and Quality Directorate of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Our functions include:
- Complaints Management
- MP Enquiries
- Quality Alerts Management
We aim to:
- Listen to your concerns regarding CCG specific activities and give you information on the options available.
- Guide you through the NHS complaints process, if you want to make a complaint.
- Use your comments and suggestions to gain insight into the performance of our providers and to improve locally commissioned NHS services.
What can I do if I have a concern about my NHS treatment or care?
First of all, you should discuss your concern with your clinician or another relevant person in the clinic, ward or department. They are best placed to discuss and manage your concerns.
If you are not happy with how your concern was dealt with, don't feel embarrassed to ask for the information to be repeated. If your concern cannot be resolved locally with the clinician or relevant person then you need to contact the organisations' PALS Department (see a list of services and their PALS departments below).
I need help in making a complaint
For independent help with making a complaint about the NHS, contact:
VoiceAbility on 020 7924 7772
I need support in finding further information
Healthwatch Wandsworth is a new independent information and signposting service for local health and social care services.
Helpline – 020 8875 2849
Wandsworth CCG and the services it commissions
Complaints about the way Wandsworth CCG has commissioned services should be directed through the Customer Care Team and we will do our best to help:
Tel: 020 8812 6600
Customer Care Team
73 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 2SR
Our Customer Care Team does not cover the following:
- Complaints regarding primary care services, that is, GPs, Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacies
- A complaint made by a local authority, NHS Body, Primary Care Provider or Independent provider
- A complaint made by an employee of a local authority or NHS body about any matter relating to employment
- A complaint which is the same as a complaint that has previously been made and resolved
- A complaint arising out of the alleged failure by the organisation to comply with a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
- Complaints should be made to Wandsworth CCG no later than 12 months after the subject of the complaint occurred or realising that there was something to complain about
How do I complain about my GP, pharmacy, dentist or an optician?
If you want to make a complaint about your GP, pharmacy, dentist or optician, in the first instance you should contact them directly. If your complaint cannot be resolved locally with the Practice Manager then you need to contact NHS England:
P.O. Box 16728
Telephone: 0300 311 22 33 (this is charged as a local rate call)
Services commissioned by Wandsworth CCG:
We commission services from several providers. Our main providers are:
St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust (including Queen Marys' Hospital Roehampton and Wandsworth Community Services)
Telephone: 020 8725 2453
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 020 3315 6727
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone: 020 8546 7711
Website: www.kingstonhospital .nhs.uk
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 020 7188 8801 or 020 7188 8803
South West London and St. Georges Mental Health Trust
Telephone: 020 7685 5973
For a concern about care homes contact:
Wandsworth Adult Social Services
Telephone: 020 8871 7707 (Access Team)
What if I am not happy with local resolution?
We aim to give a satisfactory reply to all complaints we receive but if you are still not happy with the response, or the way your complaint was handled after the first stage. You can ask for an independent review of your case (second stage) by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman is independent of the NHS, they will decide if they are able to investigate your complaint.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
London SW1P 4QP
Tel: 0345 015 4033
Fax: 0300 061 4000