PHSO in Piccadilly move

Rachael Tinniswood

Manchester is to benefit from yet another public sector office relocation.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman will open an office in Piccadilly in January 2009, creating 150 jobs.

While the government department has not yet revealed its chosen premises, Argent's Piccadilly Place and Bruntwood's City Tower are possible locations.

The move has been prompted by planned changes to the NHS complaints system. The role of the PHSO is to undertake independent investigations into complaints about UK government departments and their agencies, and into the NHS in England.

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