As set out in the NHS Constitution, you have a number of choices concerning your care and treatment as a patient.
These choices include:
For a full list of your guaranteed choices within the NHS you can read more about your rights and pledges as a patient.
These aren’t the only choices you can make. There are choices in your lifestyle, decisions about your treatment, and even the way in which you interact with doctors and other health professionals that can all affect your health.
To get the full benefit of the health service it’s essential to give careful consideration to these other choices too.
The NHS Choices website helps patients in this area by providing tools and information. The resources include: