“The NHS Constitution gives people living in England the right to choose where to receive treatment.
You have the right to:
choose your GP surgery, unless there are reasonable grounds to refuse (for example, you live outside the area that the surgery covers)
make choices about your NHS care, and to receive information to support these choices
This also means you can choose the organisation that provides your NHS care when you’re referred for your first appointment with a consultant.
So if your GP recommends that you see a specialist, you can choose where and when to see them.”
Alan got a pair of hearing aids from Specsavers AQP in Dewsbury. He came to the conclusion after several return visits that the hearing aids were not suitable for his requirements.
He then asked for a referral to Calderdale, and got a much more suitable pair!
Easy if you know how.