Patient Choice


Barnet CCG is committed to ensuring that patients are able to exercise choice of provider in accordance with their rights as set out in the NHS Constitution.

The NHS is offering more and more options to enable you to make choices that best suit your circumstances, giving you greater control of your care – and with hopefully better results. In many cases, you have the legal right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

You can view what choices are currently available to NHS patients on the NHS website.

The NHS website will also highlight whenever you have choices in the NHS. For example, find out more about:

  • Choice of GP
  • Choosing a hospital or consultant
  • Choosing a mental health service
  • Choices in maternity services
  • Choices in end of life care

These are not the only choices you can make. There are choices in your lifestyle, decisions about your treatment, and even the way in which you interact with doctors and other health professionals that can all affect your health. To get the full benefit of the health service it is essential to consider these other choices too.

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