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ombudsman

As typically used in the UK, a neutral representative of local government who assesses complaints about councils, authorities, organisations, education admissions appeal panels, healthcare professionals (e.g., GPs) and adult social care providers (e.g., care homes and home care providers).
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om·buds·man

(ombŭdz-măn)
In health care, a person who acts for the patient as an advocate or go-between.
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