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Legislation protecting people in care Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011

Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011

Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011

The Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 supports the Scottish Government's plans for a high-quality NHS that respects the rights of patients as well as their carers and those who deliver NHS services.

Included in the act was the establishment of a Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS). This service provides free, accessible and confidential information, advice and support to patients, their carers and families about NHS healthcare.

Find out more on your rights as a patient from NHS inform

The information was last updated on: 27th August 2020


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