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About us

We were set up by Parliament to help both individuals and the public.

The Ombudsman

The post of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is held by Dame Julie Mellor, DBE.

Vision and values

Our aim and vision is: to provide an independent, high quality complaint handling service that rights individual wrongs, drives improvements in public service and informs public policy.

Statement of responsibilities

The independence of the Ombudsman and her office from government and the bodies within her jurisdiction is central to our ability to investigate complaints impartially and fairly, and be authoritative in the conclusions we reach.

Organisational Chart

Board members

This page lists executive and non-executive members of The Board.

Pay Committee members

The Pay Committee comprises the Ombudsman, who acts as Chair, and Advisory Board Member Linda Charlton. (There is one vacancy)

Legislation for the Parliamentary Ombudsman

The Parliamentary Ombudsman (or Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration) draws her powers almost wholly from the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, as since amended.

Legislation for the Health Service Ombudsman

The Health Service Commissioner (or Health Service Ombudsman) draws her powers almost wholly from the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993, as since amended.

Investigations with the Local Government Ombudsman

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and Local Government Ombudsmen can carry out joint investigations.

The Victim’s Code

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman can investigate complaints in relation to the Victims' Code.

Contact Us

Contact details for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman