Patients Rights & Responsibilities

Your Rights:

  • Receive treatment from a general practitioner
  • Receive information about health services
  • Have your treatment explained to you
  • Refuse treatment in front of medical students or be involved in medical trials
  • Have a friend or relative with you
  • Have access to an interpreter or signer
  • Confidentiality
  • Have access to emergency medical care
  • Complain without discrimination
  • Have access to contraceptive or maternity services
  • Receive treatment regardless of race, gender, age, social class, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Be on time for appointments
  • Tell the surgery if you cannot keep appointments
  • Tell your GP if you move house or change telephone number
  • Use the emergency services responsibly
  • Treat Healthcare staff politely
  • Take care of all medication
  • Inform any healthcare professional of any other treatment you may be receiving or medication you may be taking that may influence your care
  • Comply with your treatment to the best of your ability.