Additional Resources on your rights
Sometimes when you are using the NHS you might want to know more detailed information about what you are going through. The good news is there is a lot of information out there that can help you.
More about the NHS Constitution
You can read the whole NHS Constitution if you want all the information
There is also an easy read that sets everything out in a simple clear way
Information about Health Conditions
Great Ormond Street is the biggest children’s hospital in the UK, and it has lots of information about what you need to know about different health conditions
Get help with communicating with health professionals.
Me First: a website that has loads of information and tips about communication with health professionals
NDCS My life, My health: Help for deaf young people's access to healthcare services
Afasic: information for young people with communication issues
If you want to know about more about mental health services and your rights here are some places to start:
YoungMinds: Guide to your rights and mental health services
Head Meds: Find out about mental health medication and what it means for you
Beat HelpFinder: Guidance for young people worried about eating disorders
Children and young people in care
Your Rights when you're care
The Who Cares Trusts: What children and young people in care should expect from health services
Info4carekids: explains health services for children in care
The NHS does lots of research with young people, if you are asked to take part and want to know what would happen and what your rights are you can find out here.
Youthhealthtalk.org: Young people share personal experiences of taking part in research
Nuffield health: Yours rights when taking part in research
Healthy Choices Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health
If you have questions or worries about life choices and the health service then there are places that can help.
Brook: Your rights when using sexual health services
Education for Choice: Information on your right to good sexual health and abortion services
Great Ormond Street: tips on staying healthy
Talk to Frank: Advice and support around drugs and alcohol
LGBT Foundation: know your rights about LGBT issues
Information for young people about gender identity and health issues
Extra Info on your health
The Site: Your guide to the real world: Information and articles for young people on using health services
Citizens Advice: Information for young people on rights around health and the body
You don’t just have rights when you are using health services, you have rights in many areas of your life.
Coramvoice can help you find out your rights and how to uphold them
Children Right Alliance for England sets out the law about human rights for children and young people
The Refugee Council has information about the rights of migrant and refugee children and young people