You can work on developing your confidence to work together with your healthcare professionals and feel more empowered on your own and here are some resources that you may find helpful.
However, it can be easier to make changes with the help of a health coach to find out what works best for you and support you to make changes at your own pace and develop your confidence to maintain those changes and manage any set-backs.
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It doesn't matter if you don't know what you want or what could help you; a health coach will discuss your situation with you and help you decide what's important for you.
Whether you decide to be supported by a health coach or not at this stage, you will find plenty of suggestions in the links below to help you.
Before you see the doctor prepare a checklist. The Patients Association has plenty of resources to help you make best use of the medical servies available to you.
How often do you come out of a consultation wishing that you had asked that important question or you feel you have not understood what the doctor has told you? If you have been in this situation then this booklet is for you.
If you want to view your health records, you may not need to make a formal application. Nothing in the law prevents healthcare professionals from informally showing you your own records. You can make an informal request during a consultation or by phoning your GP surgery or hospital to arrange a time to see them. Copies of records are supplied only if a formal application for access to the records has been made.
Local Healthwatch across England provide unique insight into people’s experiences of health and social care issues across the country; they are the eyes and ears on the ground telling us what matters to their local communities.
The Constitution sets out rights for patients, public and staff. It outlines NHS commitments to patients and staff, and the responsibilities that the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. All NHS bodies and private and third sector providers supplying NHS services are required by law to take account of the Constitution in their decisions and actions.
NHS continuing healthcare means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been found to have a ‘primary health need’.
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