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Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia
22 Sep 2017 12:25
The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.
'My baby is allergic to milk'
23 Sep 2017 01:18
Tammy worries that her baby's allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.
Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors' body
23 Sep 2017 06:16
The pregnancy association votes to regulate terminations in line with other medical procedures.
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
22 Sep 2017 00:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
22 Sep 2017 00:47
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.
Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%
22 Sep 2017 05:19
The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.
About Your Rights
As a NHS patient you are entitled:
To receive general medical care from a GP on the basis of a clinical need and regardless of ability to pay.
To change your doctor if you want, quickly and easily.
To receive emergency medical care.
To be treated under the NHS by a GP if you are away from home.
To be treated by another GP in the practice if your own is not available.
To be offered a health check when first registering with a GP.
To request a health check if you haven't seen a GP in more than three years.
To be offered a yearly health check if you are over 75, carried out at the surgery or at home.
To have appropriate medicines and appliances prescribed when necessary.
To be referred to a consultant or specialist when your GP thinks necessary and be referred for a second opinion if you and your doctor agree it is desirable.
To be assured of confidentiality in all contacts with your GP and practice staff.
To receive, free of charge, certificates for statutory sick pay for illness lasting more than six days and other statutory certificates where appropriate.
To have clearly explained the diagnosis, proposed treatment, major risks and any alternatives.
To receive a home visit at any time if your doctor feels it is necessary.
To have access to your health records held on computer or hand written, subject to any limitations in law.
To receive an up-to-date information booklet.
To choose whether or not to take part in medical research and medical student training.
To choose to be registered with a doctor who provides contraceptive and maternity services. A patient may choose her own or any doctor that provides these services.
Where appropriate, to receive invitations for cervical screening.
To receive appropriate childhood vaccinations and immunisations.
To receive an invitation for free breast screening if you are a woman aged between 50 and 64 years old.
To receive advice about health, diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol, drugs and solvent abuse.
To have a complaint about any NHS service investigated and to receive a full and prompt written reply from the Chief Executive of the relevant Health Authority.
To see any medical report written about you for the purposes of insurance or employment.
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