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NHS healthcare

The National Health Service provides healthcare for all UK citizens. The care you can get is based on your needs, not on what you can pay.

Find out what care you are entitled to from the NHS and your rights as an NHS patient. You can also find out how you can make a complaint about the care you have received.

NHS patients' rights

Information on the rights of clients within the National Health Service including access to GPs, hospital services and refusal of treatment.

NHS complaints

Information on the procedure for how to make a complaint about treatment received within the NHS and the Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) who can provide help and advice.

Mental health

Information about where to get help and what you can do if you think you have a mental health problem. Includes information about consent for treatment, advance statements and details of organisations that can help.

Whistleblowing - reporting a problem in the NHS

Find out about the Independent National Whistleblowing Officer and reporting a concern in an NHS workplace. Includes details of the free confidential advice line about whistleblowing and the NHS in Scotland.

NHS dental treatment

How to get NHS dental treatment in Scotland and how much it will cost.