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Telephone: 01903 243351
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PLEASE NOTE: this form is for feedback ONLY. Feedback includes complaints that do not need urgent attention, concerns relating to our service (NOT patients own health concerns) and compliments towards our team. ALL other requests, queries and medical concerns should be directed through our phones. Comments asking us to call you back are NOT appropriate, and unfortunately we do not have the capacity to respond to forms filled out in any way other than feedback.
|-I phoned the surgery about 4.15 ish as I was concerned about a rash my 10 year old son had. The receptionist was lovely and sent me a link to submit a picture for the doctor. I was called back within 30 mins and a prescription sent to my preferred chemist. Absolutely first class service..so impressed. Thank you so much.
– Just want to say what excellent service we have received from our GP practice ever since the pandemic started. Helpful and friendly reception team every time I have rung. I have found the telephone consultations much more effective in terms of convenience and on occasions when necessary myself and my daughter have seen the GP promptly. Nurse Angie has been especially outstanding in helping me and my daughter with health checks. Well done all at the Strand. Just felt in the light of todays news that you all rightly deserved praising for delivering an excellent service in such tough conditions.
–I just had a smear and just wanted to say the nurse who did it was so so nice, I have anxiety and I was a bit stressed out I nearly didn’t come, but the nurse was just so so lovely, she made me feel at ease and not as nervous, she talked me through it and made me laugh. Although the actual procedure wasn’t my favourite (has to be done though) she made it a whole lot better. So lucky to have nurses like this!
-Thank you for the smooth Covid booster clinic on Sunday. I am so grateful for all the surgery does and feels safe knowing we are here.
-You are doing a very good job and it is much appreciated!
– I would like to congratulate Strand Medical on an excellent job with the Covid vaccines. My husband and myself had our third vaccine on Sunday morning and were met with friendly, helpful staff as with the first two vaccines. All obviously doing extra time to get through as many people as possible. Nice touch with the background music too. Well done Strand Medical for being really organised and to everyone involved. Brilliant job.
–I am a friend of a patient at your surgery l have phoned several times recently regarding her.
I would like to thank you for your clear, helpful & friendly recorded message when you pick up. It reflects how busy you are, but are doing your very best to support & help the needs of your Patients.
I have never had to wait more than 2 calls in the call que. l have experienced at other surgeries, when l have waited for an hour plus, then have to give up as l have to move on with my day. Many thanks, l am most grateful.
-Since the start of Covid restrictions I have needed to contact the Surgery a few times and always received a quick, very welcoming and courteous response by a member of the reception team.
I was then either seen by a G.P or had a telephone consultation the same day, most times I was called back within an hour or so. Drs Thompson, McClumpha, Chowdhury and Burch not only treated my problems but were also very empathic, gentle and kind. Of course this isn’t new because it is how it always has been over the years for my husband and myself, patients definitely do come first, but it’s amazing how the high standards continue despite all the pressures and demands on them all at this time.
Also, I have now received my booster vaccine and once again, the process was managed brilliantly and efficiently. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a patient in this practice.
–Once again my husband and I would like to say thanks to your staff. From the reception team, the nurses and doctors we have had nothing but the highest quality treatment. Today was a typical example, we both had to have blood taken. The blond nurse whose name I don’t know was brilliant, put us at ease and we ended up having a good laugh with her and a colleague who was working on the computer is the same room. We have had a very difficult few months but you have all done your very best for us so a big thank you from both of us.
Making a complaint:
We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.
However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.
Most issues can be resolved without you having to make a formal complaint. Try having an informal chat with your doctor or a member of staff first. A formal complaint takes time and minor issues are resolved quicker if you speak to a staff member on site.
In the first instance please discuss your complaint with the staff member concerned. If this does not resolve the situation, please ask to speak with the Patient Services Team Lead who will investigate your concerns and offer you further advice on the complaints procedure.
If your problem cannot be resolved at this stage and you wish to make a formal complaint, please let us know as soon as possible and address your complaint in writing to the Practice Manager who will deal with your concerns appropriately.
Further information on the NHS Complaints Process, and the legislation governing it, can be found on the NHS website.
Our practice complaints procedure follows the NHS system for dealing with complaints. Our system meets with national criteria. Our practice Complaints Leaflet gives details of the complaints process and is available from Front Desk or as a download below. Our aim is to give you the highest possible standard of service and we will endeavour to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.
Please use the form attached to fill out any comments, concerns or complaints regarding the surgery, its members of staff or the doctors. This will get emailed directly to the Governance Co-ordinator who will deal with accordingly.
Healthwatch West Sussex is an Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service (IHCAS). Healthwatch West Sussex exists to make health and care services work for the people who use them. They give people across West Sussex the opportunity to have their say about health and care services. Healthwatch are an independent organisation but have a statutory voice, meaning commissioners and providers have to listen to them.
Telephone: 0300 012 0122
Write to: Healthwatch West Sussex, The Billingshurst Community Centre, Roman Way, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9QW
As a patient, relative or carer, you may not always know where to go for help, information, advice or support. It can be worrying and confusing, when you, or someone you know, is unwell. This is where the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help. PALS is an independent and confidential service for anyone who would like advice, information and help, or who may have a concern about the care provided by Western Sussex Hospitals and other providers in West Sussex. Most concerns you have can be dealt with quickly by discussing them with the health staff treating you. However, there are times when you need to speak to someone who can act independently on your behalf.
Telephone: 01903 285032 (09:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday)
Write to: Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DH
Sometimes, PALS staff will be dealing with other clients and it may be necessary for you to leave a short message on the answer phone. They aim to get back to clients within one working day.
We hope that if you have a problem, you will use our practice complaints procedure. We believe this will give us the best chance of putting right whatever has gone wrong and an opportunity to improve our practice. If you remain unhappy after local resolution and independent review then you can complain to the Health Service Ombudsman. The ombudsman is completely independent of the NHS and Government.