Useful tips

Where can I file a complaint about a doctor?

Where can I file a complaint about a doctor?

To file a complaint about conditions at a hospital (like rooms being too hot or cold, cold food, or poor housekeeping) contact your State’s department of health services. To file a complaint about your doctor (like unprofessional conduct, incompetent practice, or licensing questions), contact your State medical board.

What should I do if I have a complaint about my GP?

Keep a record of who you speak or write to, and on what date. If you raise your complaint verbally, make sure you write down everything you discuss. Included in your formal complaint should be the following: The NHS Constitution says that you have a right to have your GP complaint properly investigated.

Where can I make a complaint about the NHS?

Or you can leave a rating or review on their profile page on You can complain to a member of staff at the NHS service you went to, such as a GP surgery or hospital. Or you can complain to the organisation in charge.

What happens if you complain to the Medical Board?

The medical board may ask to see medical records. If you complain about a doctor, the medical board will not disclose your identity. Unfortunately, one complaint may not lead to formal discipline against the offending doctor.

Can a doctor make a mistake or be unethical?

Doctors, like anyone, are human and can make mistakes. Sometimes your doctor’s practices may be inappropriate or unethical. In other cases, you may feel they have not received quality care, been mistreated, or been put at risk by your doctor.

Can a medical malpractice suit be a red flag?

As much as a malpractice suit may be a red flag, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it was justified. It is not unusual for a suit to be filed for a death or injury beyond a doctor’s control. Be fair and speak with the doctor rather than making a wrong assumption.

When to report a medical error to the Insurance Commissioner?

If you still can’t find a resolution, you can contact your State Insurance Commissioner. 3  If a medical error resulted in personal injury, hospitalization, disability, diminished quality of life, or death, then it is important to report the matter to the hospital or practice manager.