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You have the right to choose where you receive NHS treatment

Date of publication: 16th Feb 2018

IHPN has published an infographic outlining what rights NHS patients have when choosing their care following NHS research that shows less than 50% of patients are aware of their legal rights to choose who provides their NHS treatment. The infographic, which was promoted by Which? through a blog on their “Which Conversation” website highlights the rights of patients:

  • to choose where you are referred to receive a diagnosis or treatment on the NHS;
  • to be referred to a different hospital if you have to wait more than 2 weeks to see a specialist for suspected cancer; or
  • to be referred to a different hospital if you have to wait more than 18 weeks for non-urgent treatment.

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The role of the independent sector in the NHS: Busting the myths

Date of publication: 28th Apr 2017

Throughout its history, the health service has relied on independent and voluntary organisations to provide care and support the NHS in a host of different ways.

This publication takes a look at the independent sector and dispels four myths on its role in the NHS.

It forms part of a series of myth busters on common misconceptions, produced to enrich debate on topical, sometimes controversial, issues regarding health and care.

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