NHS treatment: your rights
This section is about your rights when you use NHS services. It explains how NHS staff should act towards you, and what treatment you may get.
- The NHS should:
- ask you if you agree to treatment,
- give you information about treatment choices,
- treat you with care and skill,
- keep your personal information confidential,
- let you see your health records, and
- respect your human rights.
- NHS staff should follow codes of practice and guidance.
- If you think that the NHS has not acted properly, you can complain.
- You can take legal action against the NHS if they break the law.
This section covers:
- What are my rights when I use the NHS?
- What treatment should I get from the NHS?
- What can I do if I have a problem with NHS services?
- Can I choose what treatment I get or which doctor I see?
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service. Last reviewed in October 2017, next review September 2020.
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