Feedback & Complaints Procedures
NIPC is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with healthcare professionals and our partners are of the highest possible standard. We listen and respond to the views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve. NIPC welcomes both positive and negative feedback. Therefore we aim to ensure that:
- it is as easy as possible to make a complaint;
- we treat as a complaint any clear expression of dissatisfaction with our operations which calls for a response;
- we treat every complaint seriously;
- we deal with any complaint quickly and politely;
- we respond accordingly – for example, with an explanation or apology where we have got things wrong, and with information on any actions taken;
- we learn from complaints, use them to improve, and monitor them at board level.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT
We welcome any feedback you may have about our organisation. If you have any comment about any aspect of our work, please contact us in writing or by telephone. Your comments will be dealt with directly by our Chief Executive. When contacting us, please give as much information as possible and let us know, how you would like us to respond, providing all your relevant contact details.
PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITH:
The Chief Executive
National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health
Tel: 091 893299
We are open from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday – Friday.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If you complain by phone, email or in writing we will always acknowledge your complaint within 7 days, and do everything we can to resolve it within 21 days. If this is not possible, we will explain why and give a new deadline.
WHAT IF THE COMPLAINT IS NOT RESOLVED?
If you are not happy with our response, your complaint will be directed to the Chairman of our board of directors. The Chairman will ensure that your appeal is considered at board level and will respond within two weeks of this consideration by board members.