In this practice we take complaints very seriously and try to ensure that all our patients are pleased with their experience of our service. When patients complain they are dealt with courteously and promptly so that the matter is resolved as quickly as possible. This procedure is based on these objects.

Our aim is to react to complaints in the same way in which we ourselves would want a complaint about a service to be handled. We learn from every mistake that we make and we respond to customers’ concerns in a caring and sensitive way.

 

1. The person responsible for dealing with any complaint about the service which we provide is Mr Habibi

 

2. If a patient complains on the telephone or at the reception desk, we will listen to their complaint and offer to refer him or her to Mr Habibi immediately. If he is not available at the time, then the patient will be told when he is available. If the patient does not wish wait then they will be able to talk to the practice manager until Mr Habibi is available. The member of staff will take brief details of the complaint and pass them on. If we cannot arrange this within a reasonable period or if the patient does not wish to wait to discuss the matter, arrangements will be made for someone else to deal with it.

 

3. If the patient complains in writing the letter will be passed on immediately to Mr Habibi.

 

 

4. If a complaint is about any aspect of clinical care or associated charges it will normally be referred to the dentist, unless the patient does not want this to happen.

 

 

5. We will acknowledge the patient’s complaint in writing which will normally be within three working days. We will seek to investigate the complaint within ten working days of receipt to give an explanation of the circumstances which led to the complaint. If the patient does not wish to meet us, then we will attempt to talk to them on the telephone. If we are unable to investigate the complaint within ten working days we will notify the patient, giving reasons for the delay and a likely period within which the investigation will be completed.

 

6. We will confirm the decision about the complaint in writing immediately after completing our investigation.

 

 

7. Proper and comprehensive records are kept of any complaint received.

 

 

8. If patients are not satisfied with the result of our procedure then a complaint may be made to:

 

 

The Dental Complaints Service (08456 120 540) for complaints about private treatment

 

The General Dental Council 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1M 8DQ (the dentists’ registration body)

 

NHS England , PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us

Cleggs Lane Dental Practice
Address: 34 Cleggs Lane,
Little Hulton, Manchester, M38 9WT
United Kingdom.
Phone: 0161 790 6682
Fax: +
Mail to: info@cleggslanedental.co.uk
 

Emergencies

In case of an emergency during practice hours, please contact the practice immediately. We will always endeavour to see a patient in pain within 48 hours.

If you require emergency treatment outside surgery hours, please telephone the practice where you will hear a message detailing the specific arrangement for that day. Alternatively ring 0161 337 2246.

How do I register?

Please ring the practice for details:

0161 790 6682/ 0161 790 5100

*Please note that we are not accepting new patients under the NHS*

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