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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.
  • 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.

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