As a patient of the NHS you have the following rights:-
- You are entitled to receive healthcare on the basis of clinical need, regardless of your income.
- You are entitled to be registered with a General Practitioner (GP).
- You are legally entitled to accept or refuse treatment as you see fit.
- You can refuse to be examined or treated in the presence of medical students.
- You can refuse to be involved in research trials.
- You are entitled to equal treatment regardless of race, gender, age or disability
- You have the right to information on GPs in your area and the services they provide
- You are legally entitled to make a complaint about health services
- You have the right to confidentiality
- You have a legal entitlement to view your health record
- To keep an appointment and arrive on time
- Ensure that your address is correct at all times. If you move house, change address or telephone contact number, please inform the surgery
- Treat all healthcare staff in a reasonable, courteous manner
- Use emergency services in a responsible manner
- Take care with medicines. Medicines are for one person only and should not be shared. Unwanted medicines should be taken to a chemist for safe disposal.