Welcome to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Our role is to investigate complaints that individuals have been treated unfairly or have received poor service from government departments and other public organisations and the NHS in England.

We work to put things right where we can and to share lessons learned to improve public services.

We are a free service open to everyone.

Can we help you with your complaint?

Before you bring your complaint to us, you should complain to the organisation you are unhappy with first and give them a chance to put things right.

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A milestone for complaining

Dame Julie Mellor, DBE - Health Service Ombudsman for England

The first in our series of monthly blogs begins with Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Julie Mellor talking about the Public Administration Select Committee’s hearings into our reports on sepsis and midwifery regulation.

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Search our case summaries

These short, anonymised stories show the profound impact that failures in public services can have on the lives of individuals and their families.

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A voice for change

Aim 1: Making it easier for people to find and use our service

Our Annual Report shows we have made great progress in building our capacity to deliver the ambitious aims contained in our five-year strategy.

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