How do I complain about medical negligence?
The first option is often to use the complaints procedure of the hospital or general practice surgery where you were treated. Alternatively, you can contact the Health Service Ombudsman or the regulatory body of the professional involved. You may also consider contacting a solicitor in order to take legal action.
How do you put in a complaint about a doctor?
If you wish to complain about your GP, dentist, opticians or pharmacy service you can do so by contacting NHS England by email NHS England at england.conta[email protected] and more information can be found on their website.
What are the 4 mandatory reporting requirements of Ahpra?
This section defines the four types of concerns that may trigger a mandatory notification about a registered health practitioner: impairment, intoxication, significant departure from accepted professional standards and sexual misconduct.
What does the Health Care Complaints Commission do?
The HCCC acts to protect public health and safety by resolving, investigating and prosecuting complaints about health care.
What is the punishment for medical negligence?
—Whoever causes hurt to any person by doing any act so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, or the personal safety of others, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.”
What is a complaint procedure?
complaints procedure in British English (kəmˈpleɪntz) a prescribed method of lodging a complaint to an institution.
Who is responsible for setting expected standards for hospitals to effectively manage complaints?
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman provide guidance and templates for care providers on good complaint handling.
What happens if you are reported to Ahpra?
AHPRA must inform you that a notification has been made. After notifying you, AHPRA will undertake an initial assessment and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) will decide whether to investigate further. You may or may not be asked at this stage to make a response or provide further information.