All patients in Stafford and its surrounding areas have the right to choose, in most cases, which hospital or service you go to for physical and mental health conditions. This includes NHS and private hospitals which operate under an NHS contract. You can also choose which clinical team led by a consultant or named healthcare professional you see. This is a legal right for patients and is part of the NHS Constitution. For more information please see: www.nhs.uk/patientchoice
What Patient Choice have you experienced recently?
We have been collecting information from patient to understand more about your last NHS appointment and, where appropriate, what choice you had at that time. Download our summary feedback report (January 2018) to learn the results and find out our next steps.
Your local hospitals
Each acute trust that manage our local hospitals have their own NHS choices page with further information. You can search for any provider on the NHS Choices website, or see a list of our main providers below
As well as consultant led care, you can now choose which provider you see for a number of smaller community based services in Cannock Chase. These include Vasectomy service, Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service & Hearing Service. The NHS Choice Framework details specific choices you have for a number of services or specialities, including:
- GP and GP practice
- Where to go for your first appointment as an outpatient
- Maternity services
- Community services
- Personal health budget
- Access required treatment in another European Economic Area country
- Where can I get more information to help me choose?
Fair access to information
We want to make sure that information is accessible to everyone. Patients, members of the public and staff can request reasonable adjustments, such as information in other formats. To request information in an alternative format such as braille, larger print, audio or other format or you may require additional support e.g. a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter to support you or you may need language support where your first spoken language is not English - please contact us.