A guide to medical treatments available in England and Wales.
It is based on information from the NHS Choices website.
You can get a list of all the medical treatments listed here.
What are the costs?
You can find out what it will cost you to see a GP in England.
Find out what to expect if you’re in urgent need of medical treatment here.
Are there any discounts?
Some medical treatment is free.
Find a list here of the UK’s most popular discounted treatments.
What do I do if I need to stay longer than 24 hours in hospital?
You will need to have a referral from your GP.
Find information on how to do this.
What if I can’t get my GP’s advice?
You need to talk to your GP about getting advice from another doctor.
This is called referral.
How long will my hospital stay last?
Most hospitals will stay in the same area for at least 48 hours, unless there is a risk to the patient.
Find more about hospital stays here.
Where can I get help?
You may be able to get help if you need it.
You should get the information from your doctor or a GP.
The NHS Choics website has a list which contains advice about when to seek medical help.
If you’re having trouble accessing this information, it may be because your GP or the hospital does not have the information you need.
What happens if I miss my appointment?
If you are late to your appointment you may need to go to another hospital.
Your GP or hospital may contact your GP, and you may have to wait until you have a doctor’s note from the other hospital to get back to the GP.
How do I get the right care for my condition?
You should discuss treatment with your doctor, your specialist, the local NHS team and the care team at your local hospital.
The right care is usually given on a case-by-case basis.
If your condition is very serious, or you have an urgent need for treatment, you may want to see your GP for a specialist appointment.
What should I do to make sure I get good care?
If it’s an emergency you can: tell your GP if you think you might be able and want to have surgery (this can be done in the emergency department or on the way to the hospital).