Your healthcare rights

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This section explains all your rights with regard to receiving adequate healthcare. It will help you understand what you are entitled to, as well as what to do if you're not happy with what you're receiving.

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

When someone lacks mental capacity to consent to care or treatment, it is sometimes necessary to deprive them of their liberty in their best interests, to protect them from harm. 

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Resolving problems and making complaints

When you make a complaint about NHS services, you have a right to have your concerns listened to and properly investigated as quickly as possible and to know the outcome.   

Ageism in the health service and social care

Have you experienced age discrimination at the hands of the health and social care services? Find out what to do if you feel like you are getting second class treatment and care simply because of your age.
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We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE
and The Exilarch's Foundation

Your Age UK

Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.

Age UK Advice:
0800 169 6565
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What is Care in Crisis?

Why is the social care system in crisis? What is Age UK doing to help?

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