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Urgent and emergency care
The Yellow Card Scheme
Please report any side effects from medicines here to the MHRA
Benefits & Employment
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Benefits Enquiry Line
Tel 0800 882200
Disability and Employment
Latest regulations on your rights at work – Equality Act 2010
Citizens Advice Bureau
Benefits advice guide
The benefits online advice page
Employment Advice Guide
The employment online advice guide
Making a complaint
How to complain about NHS treatment or care
Patient Advice & Liason Service
The Patient’s Association
A national charity providing patients with an opportunity to raise concerns,get advice and share experiences of healthcare. Helpline 0845 6084455 or 0208 423 8999
Write to your MP
You can find out about your MP here and contact them by letter or email. Or, your local paper will give ‘surgery’ times when you can book an appointment with your MP.
The role of the Ombudsman is to consider complaints that government departments, a range of other public bodies in the UK, and the NHS in England, have not acted properly or fairly or have provided a poor service.
National ProBono Centre
“Pro bono” is the term for free legal help for someone who cannot afford to pay for legal assistance and is not entitled to legal aid.
Legal Advice finder
Find legal advisers or solicitors near you