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Finding and using health services

  • NHS continuing healthcare

    NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC) is a package of health and social care funded solely by the NHS.
  • Going into hospital

    The experience of going into hospital can be less stressful if you know what to expect and what your rights are.
  • Share your experience

    We are working with the CQC to find out more from you about whether the care you receive is meeting standards of quality and safety. Find out how to tell us about your experience.
  • Talking treatments

    Talking treatments can help you with negative thoughts, depression and feelings of anxiety.
  • Help with health costs

    Once you reach the age of 60, many NHS services are free to everyone‚ but charges are made for some services.
  • Need to see your doctor?

    It can be tricky to get an appointment with your GP. But there are other health professionals who can help.
  • Dental care

    Information and advice about dental charges and where to find the right dentist for you.
  • Free NHS services

    As you get older, you're entitled to certain health services for free.
  • Taking medication

    If you're worried that you're not getting the most from your medicines make sure you ask your GP for their advice.
  • End of life planning

    Thinking about the end of life can be tough, but being well informed can help us stay in control of the way we die.

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Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.