We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong, resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly and as helpfully as possible.

To pursue a complaint, please contact:

  • Cwmbran Village Surgery -  Suzanne Griffiths 
  • Llanyravon Surgery -  Hannah Massey 

who will deal with your concerns as set out in the Welsh Government's 'Putting Things Right' Complaints Protocol. 

What to expect when you make a complaint

When you make a complaint you will be contacted within two working days​, we will investigate your complaint openly and honestly and will respond to you within 30 working days wherever possible.  If the investigation is expected to take longer, we will contact you to explain why, and you will receive a regular update.

​Public Services Ombudsman For Wales​

​If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your complaint, please let us know so that we can discuss this with you.  Additional steps can be taken to try and answer all of your questions.​  ​However, if you are still not happy, you can report it to the Public Services Ombudsman For Wales, but only if your complaint has already been investigated by the surgery. 

Address: ​Public Services Ombudsman For Wales​. 1 Ffordd Yr Hen Gae, Pencoed, CF35 5LJ
Telephone: 0300 790 0203​
Email: [email protected]


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Llais Advocacy Service

Llais Gwent are here to make sure your views and experiences are used by decision-makers to plan and deliver better health and social care services in your local area.

We hear from the public in many different ways. We visit NHS and social care services to talk to patients, residents and carers.  We talk to people at public events, and through community groups.

Our Advocacy Service helps people who want to raise a concern about care or treatment.

We use surveys, apps and social media to engage with our community, and we produce reports on what we've heard.

GET IN TOUCH

01633 838516

[email protected]

Office

Llais - Gwent Region
Raglan House, Llantarnam Business Park
Cwmbran
NP44 3AB

​Information about 'Putting Things Right​'

Zero Tolerance Policy  

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation, we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.