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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue and of your loss. I will set out my written answer shortly.
The NHS Constitution says "you have the right to receive care & treatment that is appropriate to you, meets your needs & reflects your preferences",
If dissatisfied, patients can complain to the NHS - their GP or provider Trust. If dissatisfied with the outcome of the NHS complaint, they can then appeal to the Parliamentary Health & Social Care Ombudsman here: https://www.ombudsman.org.uk/making-complaint
Patients also have the right to compensation where they have been harmed by negligent treatment. You say the NHS have denied they were negligent though I would not take what they say at face value - you need a law firm on a no win no fee basis, to consider a claim for negligence. They will apply for your late Father's medical records to see what actually happened and also records for care/supervision. If there is evidence the NHS could have prevented this from happening then you would be able to claim damages.
Patients can also exert pressure by referring the matter to their local Healthwatch - who are patient’s consumer champions - yours can be found here: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk ) / to the local press / to your local MP.
Just Answer is an internet forum and not a law firm - you will definitely need a law firm to pursue the NHS for this. The following could assist you and they would not charge you up front :
I hope this helps and answers the question - my goal is to ensure you are happy with the answer and have the information you need. If you have any follow up questions then please let me know. I will reply as soon as I can to help with any further queries.
Please let me know if the answer helped or if you need me to cover anything else?. I am happy to clarify the answer or if you have any follow up questions. If so, I’d be grateful if you would let me know. I am free most days, including weekends, so feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of.
My pleasure, thanks