Accessing health services and finding your way around the system can feel complicated. Read our information and advice to get the help you need.

Your hospital stay

The experience of going into hospital can be less stressful if you know what to expect and what your rights are.

What happens when you’re discharged from hospital can be more difficult than going in.

Accessing health services

How to register with a GP and what services you can access through your GP.

Information and advice about dental charges and where to find the right dentist for you.

It can be tricky to get an appointment with your GP. But there are other health professionals who can help.

If you’re worried that you’re not getting the most from your medicines make sure you ask your GP for their advice.

Help with health costs

Did you know everyone aged over 60 gets free prescriptions and eye tests?

NHS continuing healthcare is a free package of care for people who have significant ongoing healthcare needs.

Know your rights

Read about the rights you have as a patient of NHS services and the standards you should expect.

Find out what to do if you’re unhappy with the service or care you receive or feel you’ve been treated unfairly.