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Health Service Commissioners in United Kingdom

Definition of Health Service Commissioners

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Health Service Commissioners : Commissioners (one each for England and Wales) instituted by the National Health Service Reorganization Act 1973. They investigate complaints by members of the public of hardship or injustice suffered through failure in a health-care service and other cases of maladministration by a *Health Authority. They also now investigate complaints about general practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, and opticians. Complaints must be made directly to a Commissioner within one year of the date on which the matter first came to the complainant’s notice. Certain matters (e.g. alleged professional negligence) are excluded from investigation. Both offices are in practice held by the *Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.

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  • Article Name: Health Service Commissioners
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Health Service Commissioners In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Health [...]

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