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Patient rights and responsibilities: charter

Last updated: 30 Nov 2021 - see all updates
Published: 27 Jun 2019
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities (the ‘charter’) summarises what you are entitled to when you use NHS services and receive NHS care in Scotland, and what you can do if you feel that your rights have not been respected. We have produced an easy read version of this charter at

Supporting documents

First published: 27 Jun 2019 Last updated: 30 Nov 2021 -