Choice in the NHS

Your guide to making the health service work for you

Your choices

Simple tips to help you use the NHS more effectively, from choosing a GP to getting a second opinion to picking the right hospital.

Your rights

The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as a patient. Find out more including how to make a complaint or what your average waiting time should be.  


NHS Constitution

The Constitution sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve.

NHS e-Referral

Book your hospital appointment online or by phone, once you have been referred by your GP.

Personal health budgets

Find out how a personal health budget could help you to get the NHS care that best suits your needs.

Get online: take control of your health

Find out how you can improve your health and wellbeing by learning a few simple online skills