Your Choices

NHS Services in the North East Lincolnshire Area

The Looking After Yourself section of the CCG website gives information about health services in the North East Lincolnshire area and how you can take care of yourself and your family.

Since April 2008 patients referred by GPs for planned treatment can choose to be seen in any hospital or clinic that can provide NHS standard care, at NHS prices.  The NHS website has detailed information about every hospital in the UK, including information about quality and what other people have said about the experiences they have had there as a patient or carer. This will help you to make a more informed decision about your healthcare.

Information about primary care services in our area (dentists, GPs, pharmacies and opticians) as well as local hospitals and clinics can also be found on the NHS website by putting North East Lincolnshire in the search box.

There are a range of choices that patients should expect to be offered in the NHS services they use.

The Choice Framework, published by the Department of Health, sets out the nine main types of choices that should be available to patients in the NHS. Some of these choices are legal rights, while some are subject to specific exceptions.

You can download a leaflet about the choices available to you by clicking here.

There are a number of accessible (Easy Read) leaflets about different choices patients have. You can find these by clicking here.

If you would like more information about the choices available to you as a patient in other formats (such as audio, large print and Braille) or languages then please contact us by emailing nelccg.askus@nhs.net or ringing 0300 3000 500.