You have a number of rights and responsibilities when using the NHS in Scotland. These are protected under the Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011. Find out more about what’s expected of you and what you should expect when accessing healthcare.
Information on the 'Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities' and how to use it effectively
Information on your rights when using NHS health services in Scotland
Information about the EU Settlement Scheme and accessing NHS healthcare
Accessing healthcare in Scotland if you're an overseas student or holidaymaker
Accessing healthcare in Scotland if you're a refugee or asylum seeker
Accessing healthcare in Scotland if you're a UK passport holder or pensioner and you live or work overseas
Information on health rights for veterans, including priority treatment and useful resources
Advice on who is entitled to help with health costs and how to get help with health costs
Information on the Home First approach in Scotland, including what it is and how it works.
Including talking to health workers and child protection services
How young people will be asked to give consent for immunisations
How your information is stored, used and shared within NHS Scotland
Information on the duty of candour procedure which helps health, care and social work services improve safety and quality.
Your rights and responsibilities when giving feedback or making a complaint about the NHS in Scotland
Find out what to do if you have feedback or a complaint about an NHS service.
Your rights when using health, social work and social care services
If you're thinking about having treatment in another European country, it's important to understand how the S2 scheme works
New mental health quality standards have been developed by the Scottish Government. They set out what people can expect from mental health services in Scotland.
Information on Transition Care Plan (TCP), a document that young people receiving treatment from CAMHS complete as part of their transition to adult mental health services.
What to expect from the NHS in Scotland if you're pregnant and have mental health problems
Learn about the laws surrounding gender identity, and the legal rights and protections available to trans and non-binary people in Scotland.