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Patient choice

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Policy and guidance on improving patient choice, including how, when and where patients receive treatment, and giving the public a bigger hand in shaping local care systems.

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It's your choice

It's your choice

NHS Choices helps you make your choices:

History of patient choice

History of patient choice

Explore the history of patient choice in the NHS since 1948:


Research projects on patient choice, and the findings of pilot schemes.

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