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    Have you ever fought against the NHS? I'm issuing a grievance against the NHS today. It's serious. But I'm not doing it in the hope of compensation. I'm doing it because I want them to know how much pain they caused to my Mrs, my baby, myself and my whole family.
    I want them to know the emotional damage they have caused us.

    Do you think my letter will just get tossed on a pile and forgot about? Will I get a generic 'shit happens' reply?

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    I have never personally made a complaint but had a look around and this page on the NHS website shows their complaint procedure:-

    http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rig...omplaints.aspx

    If they dont come back or just give you a generic reply you can complain to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
    http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/

    They are independant from the NHS so you may get a better response from then and make them look into it more - i would imagine like you say the NHS will probably ignore the first complaint.

    Good luck with this and hope you and all your family are ok after having this bad experience.

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    my mrs has kidney problems and adhesions in the stomach and theyve been messing her around for a few years now. waiting 11 months between appointments and stuff like that so i phoned our local hospital where she was being treated and spoke to someone there and said if something wasnt done i was going to get a solicitor onto it to see if there was any kind of malpractice case there. they sent her a appointment within a week and she was seen probably on average once a month for the rest of that year.

    problems not gone away but at least she dont feel like theyre ignoring her now.

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    You will need a solicitor mate. If you send in a letter it will be ignored and possible used and bog paper.

    Get a no win no fee ambulance chaser on those bitches and make them pay.

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    As Sledge said do it through a solicitor. If you write in it will be dealt with as a complaint, investigated and responded to.

    The letter from the solicitor needs to state that you are making a claim against the Trust and the reasons for doing so,
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    Amazes me that people complain about free health care lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plastikman View Post
    Amazes me that people complain about free health care lol.
    How is it free?
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    It basically is free and you know you're just being pedantic. Non-taxpayers still get treatment and they don't pay towards it.

    Sometimes there are good grounds for complaining; errors made which cause harm etc... but when it's just people whining about not getting an appointment quick enough it's silly. Or when people expect they should be able to be magically cured of anything and everything, or perfectly diagnosed straight away... that's not a legit complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimethink View Post
    How is it free?
    When was the last time you went to a GP and were presented with a bill at the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimethink View Post
    How is it free?
    You've obviously never lived in a country without free health care. That'd give you your answer.
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