It's OK to ask about NHS care and treatment

People are being encouraged to ask questions about their care and treatment so they can understand what is being recommended for them.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 1:00 pm
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The campaign, ‘It’s OK to Ask’ is designed to support patients and healthcare professionals in creating positive conversations about care and treatment.

NHS 24's head of pharmacy, Dr John McAnaw said: "It's happened to us all - you come out of a healthcare appointment realising the questions you forgot to ask.

"This new campaign encourages a little bit of forward planning around what you’d like to know about your care from your healthcare professional.

"Before an appointment or discussion, take some time to think about what you'd like to know about your treatment."

The campaign is supported by NHS Scotland and is supported by a radio and digital campaign. Learn more at https://www.nhsinform.scot/oktoask ​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​