The NHS in England

Everything you need to know about the health service and what you can get from it

About the NHS

Find out about the NHS in England: its history and values, governance and regulation, and engagement with the public. 

NHS complaints

If you're not happy with the care or treatment you've received, you have the right to complain. Find out how.

 

NHS services

Find out what to expect from NHS services provided in England, including how to access them and any costs involved, if any.

Health costs

Sometimes you'll have to pay towards the cost of your NHS care. Find out if you can get help with these costs.

Armed forces

Find out how the NHS provides care to the UK's armed forces community.

Healthcare abroad

Have you planned your next holiday yet? Passport, visa and hotel are the obvious things to consider, but what about planning your healthcare?

NHS waiting times

How long should you wait to start your treatment? Find out about maximum waiting times and how they are calculated.

Personal health budgets

A personal health budget could help you to manage your care in a way that suits you. Find out where to get started.

Get online

Find out how to make the most of the internet and live a healthier life. Plus tips on how to keep yourself and others safe online.

My NHS: data

See how local NHS services perform on patient safety, hospital food standards and other indicators, and challenge them to improve.

Antibiotic awareness

Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate. Find out what's being done to combat antibiotic resistance.

Keogh reviews

Investigations into the quality of NHS services: the Mortality Review, the Urgent and Emergency Care Review, and special measures.

Help and support

This section offers guidance and support for health and social care professionals who interact with NHS Choices