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April 2017 performance statistics

Graphic highlighting data from the chart in the main table
  April 2017 April 2016
All enquiries received 2,249 2,717
Assessments: enquiries we take a closer look at 562 684
Ongoing NHS investigations 1,390 1,977
Ongoing Parliamentary investigations 195 294
Total completed health investigations 233 271
Total completed Parliamentary investigations 47 45
Total investigations completed 280 316

 

We investigate complaints about the NHS in England and UK government departments and their agencies.

Enquiries

Enquiries received are the number of concerns we saw about the NHS in England and UK government departments and their agencies. Many customers come to us seeking advice on where and how to complain and we provide them with that information. Where customers have completed the service provider's complaints process, the enquiry is taken on as a complaint to be assessed.

Assessments

Assessments are the number of complaints we considered in further detail. Once we have looked at matters such as the length of time since the customer became aware of events and the availability of a legal remedy, complaints will be accepted for investigation if it appears there maybe an outstanding injustice due to service failure or maladministration.