Ask your GP where you can go – it’s your choice
All patients have a choice of where and when to go to see a consultant, which is called ‘Patient Choice’. This is part of the NHS Constitution which states that you, as a patient, have a legal right to choose which hospital or service you would like to go to (some exclusions apply).
- If your GP needs to refer you to see a consultant, you have a choice of the hospital you would like to go to. This may include independent sector hospitals that have a contract to provide services to the NHS.
For further information please view the Patient Choice section on NHS Website, the Government’s Choice Framework or you can access easy read leaflets:
Easyread leaflet 3: Choosing your hospital
If you feel that you have not been offered choice by your GP Practice or another Healthcare professional, please contact the CCG at email@example.com