To have a Personal Health Budget for certain NHS services if you have a specified long-term condition or disability.
Subject to certain conditions, the right to receive treatment which is normally available to you on the NHS, in other countries within the European Economic Area (EEA).
Do I always have a choice of hospital or service?
Choice is available for most referrals, however there are some exceptions, for example urgent or emergency treatment. Full details of exceptions can be found on the NHS Choice Framework website.
Which hospital or service should I choose?
You should make your decision based on what matters most to you. Location, waiting times, reputation, clinical performance, patient feedback, visiting policy and parking are all factors that may influence your choice of hospital or service. If you are uncertain then ask your GP to help you choose.
If you feel you haven't been offered choice, you should speak to the person who is referring you (your GP or consultant) in the first instance. If you still feel that you have not been offered choice, you can ask for the matter to be investigated by your local CCG.