Somerville Medical Centre

Somerville Medical Centre

69 Gorsey Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 4AA

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Telephone: 0151 638 9333

Fax: 0843 290 5809

PALS

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

The NHS employs over a million staff in thousands of locations. It is a large and complex organisation providing a broad range of services. It is not surprising that sometimes you or a loved one may feel bewildered or concerned when using the NHS. And this can be at times when you are feeling at your most vulnerable and anxious.

So, what should you do if you want on the spot help when using the health service? The NHS expects all members of staff to listen and respond to you to the best of their ability. But sometimes, you may wish to talk to someone employed especially to help you. The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, known as PALS, has been introduced to ensure that the NHS listens to patients, their relatives, carers and friends, and answers their questions and resolves their concerns as quickly as possible.

PALS also helps the NHS to improve services by listening to what matters to patients and their loved ones and making changes, when appropriate.

What does PALS do? 

In particular, PALS will:

  • Provide you with information about the NHS and help you with any other health-related enquiry
  • Help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS
  • Provide information about the NHS complaints procedure and how to get independent help if you decide you may want to make a complaint
  • Provide you with information and help introduce you to agencies and support groups outside the NHS
  • Inform you about how you can get more involved in your own healthcare and the NHS locally
  • Improve the NHS by listening to your concerns, suggestions and experiences and ensuring that people who design and manage services are aware of the issues you raise
  • Provide an early warning system for NHS Trusts and monitoring bodies by identifying problems or gaps in services and reporting them.

Find out more 

If you would like more information about PALS, the functions it is intended to provide and the standards it should strive to achieve , follow this link. Go to:  http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1082.aspx

Telephone: 0800 054 2137 / 0151 363 3948 direct line

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am - 08:00pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am – 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    07:00am – 08:00pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am – 07:00pm
  • Friday
    07:00am – 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    08:00am - 12:00noon [PRE-BOOKED HUB APPOINTMENTS ONLY]
  • Sunday
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