PTSD - Problems
What can I do if I am not happy with my treatment?
If you are not happy with the treatment you then you can:
- talk to your doctor about your treatment and ask for a second opinion if you feel it would help,
- get an advocate to help you speak with your doctor,
- contact Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and see if they can help, or
- make a complaint.
There is more information about these options below.
You should talk to your doctor about your treatment first and see if you can resolve the situation with them. You can mention the NICE guidelines if you feel they are not offering you the right treatment.
If your doctor cannot think of any other treatment options, you could ask for a second opinion. You cannot demand a second opinion but your doctor might agree if they think it would help with treatment options.
An advocate is not employed by the NHS, but they understand the system and your rights. They can go to meetings with you to try to help you get what you need from the NHS or social services.
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at your NHS trust can try and help you with any problems or issues you have with an NHS service.
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