Additional sources of help
Local NHS complaints advocacy services can support you to make a complaint about the NHS and may help compose letters and accompany you to meetings. They are commissioned by local authorities across England.
- For more information, visit the NHS Choices website
Healthwatch can also help you to make a complaint about any NHS or social care service. Healthwatch is an independent organisation that listens to your concerns about health and social care services. There is a Healthwatch in every area of England.
- For more information, visit the Healthwatch website.
The Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) is part of Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). The service is independent and provides free, confidential information, advice and support to anyone who uses the NHS in Scotland, including raising concerns or making a complaint about treatment and care.
- For more information, visit the Citizens Advice Scotland website
Independent help and advice with NHS complaints is available from your local Community Health Council.
- For more information, visit the NHS Wales website
The Patient and Client Council can help you make a complaint about NHS care and treatment in Northern Ireland.
- For more information, visit the Patient and Client Council website
Other support and advice
In addition to help from the services listed here you may benefit from support which other organisations offer:
- For advice and information providers: www.advicefinder.org.uk
- For self help and support: www.selfhelp.org.uk
- For information and support about medical issues or disability relating to children or young people: https://contact.org.uk