Everyone who is cared for by the NHS in England has formal rights to make choices about the service they receive. These include the right to choose a GP surgery, to state which GP you’d like to see, to choose which hospital you’re treated at, and to receive information to support your choices.
These rights form part of the NHS Constitution.
Fylde Coast CCGs have published a guide to help patients make choices about their NHS care.
The online guide includes patients’ rights to making choices about their GP practice, hospital and which healthcare professionals they see. It also includes choice with regard to maternity and community services, as well as end-of-life care.
Visit www.fyldecoastccgs.nhs.uk/choice for more information.