The way you make a complaint about NHS primary care services changed on 1 July 2023. GPs, dentists, opticians or pharmacies are examples of 'primary care' services.
There are two ways you can make a complaint (but you cannot apply to both for the same complaint.)
Directly to the healthcare provider - the organisation where you received the NHS service, for example a GP or dental surgery.
To the 'commissioner' of the service - the organisation that paid for the service or care you received, for example NHS England or the Integrated Care Board. If you want to make a complaint about primary care services to the commissioner you will now need to contact the South West London Integrated Care Board (ICB) instead of NHS England.
For the SW London ICB telephone 0800 026 6082, or email: email@example.com
By post: NHS South West London, 120 the Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1RH
You have the right to make a complaint about any aspect of NHS care, treatment or service. The NHS encourages feedback, including through complaints, because it's used to improve services.
Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)
The Designated Clinical Officer for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) for Kingston and Richmond, welcomes contact from young people, parents and carers who may wish to feed back about their experience of health services.
Designated Clinical Officer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
NHS South West London Integrated Care Board (ICB)
180 Teddington High Street
Raising a complaint about 'health' input to an Education, Health and Care Plan
If you wish to raise any concerns in relation to the 'health' input into a child’s Education, Health and Care Plan, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on:
Phone: 0800 026 6082
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm