NHS treatment: your rights
This section is about your rights when you use NHS services. It says how NHS staff should act towards you and what treatment you can 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 the NHS to court if they break the law.
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service. Last reviewed in October 2015, next review September 2017.
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