Welcome to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

We make final decisions on complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS in England and UK government departments and other public organisations. We do this fairly and without taking sides. Our service is free.


Our website will be offline from 9am to 9.45am on Friday 29 October 2021 for essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A message from our CEO, Amanda Amroliwala 

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our service.  You may experience significant delays when you bring a complaint to us. We are very sorry about this.

Our caseworkers are working hard to progress complaints and to respond as soon as possible, but it is still taking longer than usual to get information from frontline organisations. We have a queue of cases that we are working through in order of receipt and we are grateful for your patience as we do this. 

For more information read our latest Coronavirus update

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