Centre Point Dental Clinic takes complaints very seriously and we make sure at any time, all our patients are pleased and satisfied 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 objectives.
Our aim is to react to complaints in the way in which we would want our complaint about a service to be handled.
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The person responsible for dealing with any complaint about the service we provide is our Practice Manager, Dr Roberto Di Febo.
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 the Practice Manager straight away. If the Practice Manager is not available at the time, then the patient will be told when they will be able to talk to the dentist and arrangements will be proceed.
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.
If the patient complains in writing the letter or email will be passed on immediately to the Practice Manager.
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.
We will acknowledge the patient’s complaint in writing and enclose a copy of this Code of Practice as soon as possible, normally within two 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 not able 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.
We will confirm the decision about the complaint in writing immediately after completing our investigation.
Proper and comprehensive records are kept of any complaint received in Complaints File.