The NHS in England

Everything you need to know about the health service and what you can get from it


Everything you need to know about the NHS in England including its watchdogs and what is done to keep your personal records safe. 

NHS services

Read about the services provided by the NHS including the treatment costs (if any) involved.

Healthcare abroad

Have you planned your next holiday yet? Passport, visa and hotel are obvious things to consider, but what about planning your healthcare?

Choice in the NHS

Find out what choice means in the 21st-century NHS and learn how you can take control of your healthcare.

Health costs

Learn how to get help with health costs such as prescription costs, entitlements and refunds.

National strategies

Getting the right care for people is crucial. National service frameworks set the standards for care.

Armed forces

Healthcare information for military personnel and veterans, including getting treatment and contacts.

NHS complaints

If you're not happy with the care you've received, you have the right to complain. Find out how.


Get involved

Join your Local Involvement Network and help to improve health and social care services in your area.

Reforms to the NHS

Major reforms to the NHS have been proposed by the new government.

The White Paper 'Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS', published in July 2010, sets out plans to give more power to patients and health professionals.

Visit the Department of Health website for more information.

Comment on NHS services

Leave feedback on NHS  servies

If you have recently visited your GP, dentist or local hospital, why not share your experience.

Did you know...

The NHS commits to ensure that services are provided in a clean and safe environment that is fit for purpose, based on national best practice. You can complain or feedback to the NHS if you have any concerns about your healthcare facilities.


Atlas of risk

NHS Atlas of Risk

Compare cause of death and health risks based on your age, sex and region.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics cannot treat colds. Get the facts and learn more about the new antibiotic awareness campaign.