The NHS in England

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


Everything you need to know about the NHS in England including its watchdogs and what is done to keep your personal records safe. 

NHS services

Read about the services provided by the NHS including the treatment costs (if any) involved.

Healthcare abroad

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

Choice in the NHS

Find out what choice means in the 21st-century NHS and learn how you can take control of your healthcare.

Health costs

Learn how to get help with health costs such as prescription costs, entitlements and refunds.

NHS complaints

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


My NHS - data

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

Get online

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

Child sexual exploitation

There are many issues to consider when dealing with child sexual exploitation. This guide provides advice for professionals.

Keogh reviews

Investigation into the quality of NHS services: The Mortality Review, the Urgent and Emergency Care Review and Special Measures.

Armed Forces

The UK has a 10 million-strong armed forces community. Find out how health and care is provided to them.


Learn about the watchdogs that monitor the NHS and other public healthcare providers

For professionals

This section is for everyone who uses NHS Choices as a resource. You can also book training courses or order marketing materials

Antibiotic awareness

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is a public health initiative to encourage the responsible use of antibiotics. Find out why antibiotic awareness is so important