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A short guide to your rights as an NHS patient with intimate health needs:

The government is committed to giving patients greater choice and control over how they receive their health care, and to empowering patients to shape and manage their own health and care in England. This framework sets out some of the choices available to you in the NHS. It explains:

  • When you have choices about your health care
  • Where to get more information to help you choose
  • How to complain if you are not offered a choice


Patients in England [PDF 641 KB]

Patients in Northern Ireland [PDF 634 KB]

Patients in Scotland [PDF 641 KB]

Patients in Wales [PDF 596 KB]

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