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Young people's rights in the NHS and having your say about services

If you're under the age of 18, you have rights in the NHS.

The NHS Youth Forum has produced leaflets and posters about your rights as a young person when you use the NHS (health care services). The easy-read version of youth rights in health care is attached to this page. It has information on confidentiality, consent to treatment and giving your feedback on services.

NHS services and the organisations that run them often have opportunities to get involved and to have your say. If you're interested in sharing your experiences, talk to the health professionals who are involved in providing your care. Or tell Healthwatch Derbyshire what you think about services in the local area.

You could also contact your GP practice. Each one has a patient participation group (PPG).

Local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) also have patient and public involvement or participation groups.

NHS England runs the Youth Forum (opens in a new window) and has established a national forum for people with a learning disability and/or autism, families, carers and supporters (opens in a new window)