Your Rights and Responsibilities




Patient’s Rights

You have the right to:

  • Register and receive treatment regardless of your age, sex or sexuality, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, disability or nature of your health problems as long as you reside within the practice boundaries and qualify for NHS treatment.
  • Consult with a GP within 24 hours for urgent medical problems
  • Have your treatment explained to you
  • Confidentiality
  • Receive information on health services
  • Gain access to an interpreter
  • See a GP or Nurse of your choice subject to their availability

Patient’s Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • Making and keeping appointments
  • Behaving in an acceptable manner
  • Keeping young children in your care under constant supervision

NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England

Read the NHS Constitution