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NHS services

An overview of the most common services performed by the NHS and the costs involved (if any).

Emergency and urgent care

Find out what treatments emergency and urgent care services provide and choose the service that is right for you. 

Hospital services

Read about NHS hospital services including waiting times, admissions, discharge and travel costs.

Dental services

Learn about NHS dentistry services, the costs involved and what to do if you are not happy with a service.

GP services

Find out what services NHS GPs offer, how to register and what to do if you are not happy with a service provided by your GP.

Eye care services

Everything you need to know about NHS opticians, sight tests and optical charges.


Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about NHS pharmacy services and prescription costs.

Social care services

Social care services look after the health and welfare of the population. Find out which services are available and where to get them.

Mental health services

Find information about mental health services in England and how to access them. 

Questions to ask

Tips on how to make the most of your doctor's appointment including a checklist of the most basic questions to ask. 

Last reviewed: 30/12/2009

Next review due: 29/12/2011

Prescription costs

Get help with prescription charges and find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.

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