NHS Information

 

In this section of our website you can find lots of information on various aspects of the NHS, from making a complaint to accessing your medical records.

NHS Constitution

The most important part of this section of the website is the NHS Constitution. The Constitution sets out the roles we all have to play in our health system.

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NHS Prescriptions

Patients with hypothyroidism are often not aware that they can get free prescriptions for all their medications.  There are other conditions that allow you to have free prescriptions too.

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Accessing Your Medical Records

Under the NHS Constitution you have the right to access your medical records. Here you can find out how to access them.

 

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The NHS System

The NHS Healthcare System is a little complicated so we have written a document that hopefully explains it in layman’s terms.  Knowing how the system works will enable you to know exactly who to contact in different situations.

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How To Complain

The NHS Constitution sets out several rights and pledges in regard to complaints. Unfortunately, people are not always aware of their rights in respect of complaining. Thyroid UK believes more people should complain about poor treatment. 

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Shared Descision Making

Shared decision making is an approach where clinicians and patients make decisions together about treatments, management options and support options of an illness.  Thyroid UK encourages patients to understand shared decision making.

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Good Medical Practice

The General Medical Council have standards that doctors must uphold once they are registered.  These standards are called Good Medical Practice and cover four domains.

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