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Help with health care costs

Most NHS treatment is free, but there are a number of things for which there may be charges (including prescriptions). This information tells you what you might be able to get help with, and whether you might be entitled to free prescriptions

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Should I pay for private health care?

You can get private healthcare for any medical condition, provided you can pay for it. Information about what you should consider when deciding whether to have your healthcare provided privately.

You can also find out about healthcare insurance and how to complain about your private healthcare provider.

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A-Z Guide to Medicines

A user-friendly site with comprehensive information about medicines, including known possible side effects, interactions and dosages.

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Oxford Health Patient and Liaison service

Oxford PALS wants to help you resolve any issues you may have as quickly as possible. If you are unable to resolve your concerns by talking to a member of staff, please contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS), which provides support and advice to patients, their families and friends.

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Patient Opinion

An independent site about your experiences of UK health services, good or bad. We pass your stories to the right people to make a difference.

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Mind (National Charity)

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information – about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues – is vital. Links to resources & support.

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Age UK – Support for carers

Whether you care from a distance or a live in carer for a partner or relative, find out about your rights, the support available to you and how to continue your caring role while keeping yourself in good health.

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