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If you or a loved one has a mental illness then there may be some restrictions that you should be aware of, such as driving and insurance. This section tells you all you need to know.
This factsheet looks at your right to see your health records. It explains what to do if you think the information on your health records is wrong.
You must tell the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you have certain mental illnesses. Or if your medication affects your driving.
This page explains your rights when buying insurance, the main types of insurance available and the rules about mental illness.
This page explains what clinical negligence is. It explains the difference between a clinical negligence claim and making a complain and how you can get legal funding for claims.
This page looks at what an advance statement and an advance decision are, how to make them and what happens if they aren’t followed by professionals.
If you have found it difficult to get what you want from the NHS or social services, an advocate can help you to express your concerns and explore alternative options.
If you have a problem at work, with the NHS or in a family matter, you might want to see a solicitor. This page looks at how to get legal advice
This page is about your rights when you use NHS services. It explains how NHS staff should act towards you, and what treatment you may get.
This page explains why you might ask for a second opinion and how to ask for it. You do not have a right to a second opinion, but you can ask for one.
This page is about making a complaint about the NHS or social services. It explains how you can make a complaint and what support you can get.
You may have a conviction if you have admitted to or been found guilty of a crime. This page looks at what is a criminal conviction, a criminal record and when and how to tell someone about this.
You may need to have a criminal record check if you are applying for certain jobs. These checks used to be done by the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB).
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