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.