Making a Complaint

If you feel the issue you wish to complain about can be resolved with us, please contact us and ask to speak to the pharmacist.

Alternatively, we also operate a complaints procedure as part of the NHS system of dealing with complaints. Our procedure meets national criteria and our pharmacist can give you further information.

The NHS has its own complaints procedure, which is always the first step for any complaint. You can find detailed information about the NHS complaints procedure on the NHS Choices website.

PALS – Patient Advice and Liaison Service

You may also seek advice from your local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). PALS are not part of the complaints procedure itself, but they might be able to resolve your concerns informally or they can tell you more about the complaints procedure and independent complaints advocacy services.

ICAS – Independent Complaints Advocacy Service

If you need advice and support in making your complaint, please contact the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS), who can offer assistance to people who want to complain about the NHS. ICAS can be contacted on 0300 4568349.

The Advocacy Support Centre is open from 9am – 5pm Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday, and from 9am to 7pm on Thursdays. Outside these hours you will be able to leave a message and they will call you back the next working day, or you can email them on pohwer@pohwer.net

27 Woolley St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 8WE 0161 274 4442

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