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Explains how the NHS is structured and what the different health services do. Outlines the difference between primary and secondary health care.
From: NHS Choices
Find out how well your local healthcare organisations are performing and see the results of reviews of different types of NHS services.
From: Care Quality Commission
A search to help you find your local GP surgeries, opticians, NHS dentists, and pharmacies.
From: NHS Choices
Explains the rights and responsibilities that patients and staff have when using the NHS.
From: Department of Health
How to find an NHS dentist, treatment available from the NHS, who is entitled to free treatment and how to make a complaint.
Choose and Book is a service that allows you to choose your hospital or clinic and book an appointment with a specialist. Explains what it is and how it works.
From: Choose and Book
What health benefits can you get? Your rights to free treatment including eye tests, NHS hospital and dental treatment and registering with a doctor.
It can be a very worrying time if you are thinking about caring for someone who is coming out of hospital and who can no longer care for themselves in the same way as before. Includes preparing for the person coming home, what to do if you don't think they're ready and what happens once they are home.
From: Carers UK
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Being detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 can be a frightening and confusing experience. Learn about your rights if you or someone you know is detained under the admission procedure commonly known as 'sectioning'.
If you or someone you know or look after finds it difficult to manage day-to-day living, you may be able to get help in the form of community care. Find out more.
Your legal position if social services are concerned about your child's welfare and are considering care proceedings
If you have had medical treatment that went wrong or didn't work properly, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. Find out more.
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