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NHS Choices: Patient's Charter and your right to choose

Discussion in 'Pre-Surgery Information' started by Josephine, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Josephine

    Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator
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    There is a right of choice in the UK/NHS and it's outlined here ....

    NHS patients' rights

    Hospital Choice
    In England, if you are referred for a first outpatient hospital appointment, you can choose to go to any NHS hospital that provides a service or a private hospital.

    Seeing a consultant
    In England, you have the right to choose a particular team headed by a named consultant for your first outpatient appointment, provided that the doctor referring you agrees that your choice is clinically appropriate. You can choose a team based at any hospital.
     
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