Ombudsman comments on dental charging study by Which?
19 January 2015
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Julie Mellor, said: We know from our casework that dentists as well as patients are confused about NHS dental charges and that dentists need to communicate better with their patients. We will soon be publishing...
Ombudsman calls for feedback to develop service charter
13 January 2015
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Service is today calling on past, present and future service users and the organisations it investigates to provide feedback on its service to help develop its service charter. This is the start of a...
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Ombudsman welcomes sepsis improvement measures
1 January 2015
Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, said: We warmly welcome these actions across the health system on recognising and treating sepsis, which taken together could help save up to 12,500 lives each year. 'The measures will also be...
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman responds to the Patients Association
10 December 2014
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Julie Mellor said: We are the final tier of the complaints system and our job is to give final decisions on complaints about public services. We help 27,000 people every year. Because we are doing...
Ombudsman Service upholds more than 950 complaints since April 2014
5 December 2014
New data reveals that since April 2014 the PHSO has upheld hundreds more complaints than in previous years.