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Your rights as a patient

Paul Howard, the Administrator on the Lupus forum, posted this the other day:

"I have been asked to make this very helpful link from Citizens Advice more readily available to everybody;

This link provides details about your rights as an NHS patient."

It includes advice about being referred to any hospital in the NHS system - which may be helpful.

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Thankyou. Yes that has been very helpful.



Many thanks ...

A very useful mine of information ...

Have printed off and filed for future reference .


Yes, really helpful. It does highlight the one right that we don't have, which is to insist on a referral. But on the plus side, it's quite clear that you don't have to give a reason if you choose to change your GP.


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