Information for the public

Making decisions together

You should be part of all decisions about your care so you can agree which treatments are likely to suit you best. Your healthcare team should involve you by:

  • talking to you so that they understand what matters to you

  • giving you all the information you need so that you can make your mind up

  • explaining why they think something that is mentioned here won't work for you and explain any other ways of dealing with the issue

  • giving you details for someone in your care team that you can contact if you have any questions.

There is more information about how you should be involved in your care on our website.

Questions you or your carer could ask

  • Where can I get advice about financial support or benefits?

  • How can I continue to get the medicine I need?

  • Who should I talk to if I start to feel unwell?

  • Where can I get ongoing support in my local area?

  • What services and support are available to help families or carers?

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