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.
Accessing and using the NHS in Scotland
Information on your rights when using NHS health services in Scotland
EU Settlement Scheme and access to NHS healthcare
Information about the EU Settlement Scheme and accessing NHS healthcare
Healthcare for overseas visitors
Accessing healthcare in Scotland if you're an overseas student or holidaymaker
Healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers
Accessing healthcare in Scotland if you're a refugee or asylum seeker
Healthcare for UK passport holders living abroad
Accessing healthcare in Scotland if you're a UK passport holder or pensioner and you live or work overseas
Health rights for veterans
Information on health rights for veterans, including priority treatment and useful resources
National Treatment Centres
Information on Scotland's National Treatment Centres (NTCs)
Information on waiting times for local health boards and specialties in Scotland.
Help with health costs
Advice on who is entitled to help with health costs and how to get help with health costs
Communication and consent
Communication and involving you
Your rights and responsibilities when communicating with the NHS
Information for carers using NHS services
Including care and consent and legal proxy
Information for young people using NHS services
Including talking to health workers and child protection services
Young people, immunisations and consent
How young people will be asked to give consent for immunisations
Confidentiality and data protection
Feedback and complaints
Feedback, complaints and your rights
Your rights and responsibilities when giving feedback or making a complaint about the NHS in Scotland
Duty of candour
Information on the duty of candour procedure which helps health, care and social work services improve safety and quality.
Making a complaint about your NHS care or treatment
Find out what to do if you have feedback or a complaint about an NHS service.
European cross-border healthcare
Women and Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge
What to expect from the NHS in Scotland if you're pregnant and have mental health problems
Transition Care Plans
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.