As set out in the NHS Constitution, patients have a number of choices concerning their care and treatment.

These choices include:

  • the right to choose a GP surgery and to be accepted by that practice unless there are reasonable grounds to refuse
  • the right to express a preference for using a particular doctor 
  • the right to choose which hospital to go to when referred by a GP for specialist care and treatment 
  • the right to be involved in all personal healthcare decisions 

Click here to view the full list of guaranteed choices patients are entitled to within the NHS.  

 

Tools to help you make an informed choice

The NHS website has a number of resources available to help patients to make the right choice when it comes to care and treatment. 


Information in easy-read format

Click on the links below to find further information on patient choice in easy-read format.

The full suite of easy-read leaflets can be found by clicking here

 

Find out more

For further information, contact Swindon CCG or the Patient Advice and Complaints Team (PACT) using the details listed below.

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CCG phone: 01793 683700

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PACT phone: 0300 200 8844