What is PALS?
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.
Find a PALS office
You can locate PALS throughout the country by using the websiteâ€™s online directory. If you have a concern or enquiry regarding the NHS, either your local services or in another part of England, search the directory for an appropriate office where staff will be pleased to help you.
This page was last modified on 20 March 2009 at 22:12