Publication - Advice and guidance

Independent advocacy: guide for commissioners

Published: 20 Dec 2013

Advice for commissioners on the provision of advocacy services under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Independent advocacy: guide for commissioners
The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities

The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities

The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities brings together, in one place, a summary of the rights and responsibilities that patients have when using NHS services in Scotland.

Published by the Scottish Government in September 2012 the Charter includes:

Access: you have a right to request support to access NHS services

Communication and Participation: you have a right to request support when making decisions about your health care

Respect: you have a right to be treated as an individual and with dignity and respect


Contact

Email: Sandra Falconer, sandra.falconer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG