British Sign Language (BSL)

Information about immunisation, screening and other health topics in British Sign Language (BSL). To request information in BSL, use contactSCOTLAND-BSL (https://contactscotland-bsl.org/) to speak to our health information team on 0800 22 44 88.

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Accessing NHS services in Scotland

What to expect and what's expected of you when using NHS services in Scotland

Bowel screening

Who's offered bowel screening in Scotland and how the test's done

Breast screening

Who'll be offered breast screening in Scotland and how a mammogram is done

Breathing and relaxation exercises for stress

Exercises to help you manage stress and understand where it comes from

Cervical screening (smear test)

Who'll be offered a smear test in Scotland and what happens next if the test finds changes that need further investigation

Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities

What is the 'Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities' and how to use it effectively

Child flu vaccine

Vaccination that helps to protect your child against flu (influenza)

Childhood immunisations

Vaccines offered as part of the childhood immunisation schedule

Communicating with the NHS and participating in your care

How you'll be involved in making decisions about your care - including refusing treatments or examinations and donating blood, organs and tissue

Consent when using the NHS

How you'll be supported to make decisions about your care and treatment

Flu vaccine

Vaccination that helps to protect against flu (influenza)

Giving feedback or making a complaint about your care

How you'll be supported when giving feedback or making a complaint about the NHS in Scotland

Hospital waiting times

How waiting times work and how quickly you'll be seen under the national waiting times standards

How the NHS handles your personal health information

How your personal health information will be used and shared when you access NHS services in Scotland

How the NHS protects your personal health information

How your personal health information will be used, stored and shared by the NHS in Scotland

HPV vaccine

Vaccine that helps to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV)

Respect when using the NHS

How you'll be cared for and treated by health and care professionals when using the NHS

Your safety when using the NHS

How the NHS will provide safe and effective care