Resources to help you have more say in decisions about your care


NHS Croydon CCG has put together this list of online resources designed to help patient have more of a say in the decision that are made about their treatment.

Not being properly told about their illness and the options for treatment is the most common cause of patient dissatisfaction. Most patients want more information and a greater say in decisions about their care.

We hope the resources below will help people participate more in selecting appropriate treatments or management options.

Patient Decision Aids

Patient Decision Aids are specially designed information resources that help people make decisions about difficult healthcare options. They will help you to think about why one option is better for you than another. People's views change over time depending on their experiences and who they talk to. Understanding what is important to you about your decision will help you choose the option that is best for you.

NHS Choices

Official site of the English NHS. All you need to know about health including: Health A-Z, lifestyle advice, directories, performance data & patient ratings.

Health Apps Library

The Health Apps Library makes it simple for you to you to easily find safe and trusted apps to help you manage your health. These have been reviewed by the NHS to ensure they are clinically safe and relevant to people living in England.

Ask Three Questions

Ask 3 Questions is a new campaign to help patients and service users get the right support they need to make decisions about their health and care.

Emotional & Mental Health self help

Musculoskeletal Help

The term Musculoskeletal covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or back. These links provide advice on preventing and managing these conditions.