The NHS is a vast service with many different departments. Every time you see your GP you are interacting with the NHS. If you visit a NHS dentist you’re visiting another part of the service. You can get prescriptions, visit clinics and be admitted to hospitals. All these are parts of the NHS.
Thankfully in most cases patients of all kinds and with all manner of problems are treated as they would expect to be treated. There are however a small number of incidents that may occur from time to time. Perhaps there could be the potential that someone may be subjected to a delay in treatment or given the wrong treatment altogether.
While these cases are rare we have all read headlines highlighting a potential case of mistreatment. In this situation it is hard to know how to deal with it, since you expect nothing but the highest standard of care.
Indeed this is what most people will receive thanks to the way the NHS is run. It is wise to know there are options for seeking further information if you believe you may have been the victim of mistreatment on the NHS. There is a potential for solutions to be found.
Is it common to be mistreated in some way?
Every day the NHS deals with thousands of separate cases. The vast majority of those cases are dealt with compassionately and carefully, and in the most appropriate way possible. However there is always a potential there for something to go wrong.
If this should be the case you have a right to find out what happened and what you should have expected. Fortunately most people receive excellent treatment no matter which area of the NHS they use. We only ever see headlines highlighting the negatives.
Ask us about claiming compensation for NHS mistreatment now
If you think you may have been the victim of mistreatment by the NHS, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. We deal with more than just the results of accidents: we’ve also helped those who have received mistreatment of some kind.
Ask about our no-obligation service today when you call our free 24/7 enquiry line for information. You’re not held to taking your case further, but we’ll provide all the support you need if you are in a position to go through with a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: November 19, 2014
Author: David Brown