Travel Clinics

We would like to invite you to vote for your patient advocate of the year in the 2017 Hurley Awards. Vote here! Voting will close at 5pm on Sunday 19th November and the winner will be announced on December 7th 2017.

TRAVEL CLINICS

Unfortunately, due to national shortage of Hepatitis A, we are currently out of stock and unable to offer this vaccine during consultations with the nurses if indicated. The nurses are still able to provide travel advice and/or other vaccines as required.

7th December Closure
Patient Notice: DMC will be closed from 1.00pm on Thursday 7th December 2017 for Protected Learning Time. We will reopen on Friday 8th at 8.00am as normal. For any urgent issues during this time, please contact Out of Hours on 0300 033 5000 or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency.

Complaints procedure

DMC Complaints Leaflet

Complaints Procedure

If you have a complaint or concern about the service you have received from a doctor or any member of staff working at Docklands Medical Centre please let us know. We operate a Practice Complaints Procedure as part of the NHS system, which meets the national criteria.

If you are complaining on behalf of someone else, please note that we adhere to strict rules of medical confidentiality and will not be able to act on this complaint without the patient’s permission on a signed and dated consent letter.

If the complaint is regarding a deceased patient, the practice will proceed with an investigation.

Ideally you need to make your complaint as soon as possible, but ideally within six months of the incident that caused the problem or within six months of discovering that you have a problem. This will enable us to gather all the information whilst still fresh.

There are comments, suggestions and compliments boxes located in our waiting rooms and we invite you to give us feedback on areas where you feel we are performing well or maybe not so well.

THE PROCEDURE

 We aim to sort out most problems easily and quickly and often at the time that they arise. If your problem cannot be sorted immediately and you wish to make a complaint, we would like you to let us know in writing as soon as possible.

All complaints should be addressed to the Practice Manager here at the Practice, who will ensure that your complaint is dealt with promptly.

WHAT WE WILL DO

 We will acknowledge your complaint within three working days of receipt. We aim to have looked into the matter within ten working days, although this will be determined by the complexity of the complaint and access to those involved. It is our intention then to be in a position to offer you a response or a meeting with the people involved or, if there is to be a delay in responding ( for instance, due to staff absences or a third party not directly employed by the Hurley), to keep you updated of the progress of your complaint.

When we look into your complaint we will aim to:

  • Investigate the problem with all members of staff concerned
  • Notify you of the outcome of the investigation with a satisfactory explanation
  • Identify the problem with a view to improving the service we offer to our patients

We hope that you will use the Hurley Groups Complaints Procedure so that we are able to resolve the problem and have the opportunity to improve our service to you, but if you choose not to contact us you can approach NHS England direct at england.contactus@nhs.net or on 0113 254 5000

If neither body helps resolve the issue, you have the right to approach the Ombudsman on 0345 015 4033 and at

phso.enquiries@ombudsman.org.uk

The Care Quality Commission is always interested in both issues and outcomes. Details can be forwarded to

enquiries@cqc.org.uk though please be aware they are not involved in the resolution process.

Practice Manager:             Najeeb Razzaq

Docklands Medical Centre


100 Spindrift Avenue,

London, E14 9WU

020 7537 1444