Patient choice 

You can be referred to UCLH.  As a patient, government policy allows you to make decisions about your healthcare. If your GP thinks that you need to be referred to a specialist, you can choose to be seen at any hospital in the country. This means that regardless of where you live, you have the right to see one of UCLH’s experts.

Find out more

Visit the NHS Choices website to find out more.

So why choose us?  UCLH is a teaching hospital trust with:
  • state-of-the-art facilities
  • staff who are experts in their fields
  • an excellent track record of providing safe, good quality clinical care
  • close links to University College London (UCL) enabling pioneering research to be translated into new treatments

There are many different ways to assess the quality of healthcare provided in NHS hospitals which can help patients make an informed choice about where they would like to be treated.  Click here to see how we are performing.

We want to get it right and use your feedback through comments and surveys to improve our services.  If you want to tell us about your care please contact us.

Your right to choice - The NHS Choice Framework

The framework brings together information about patients’ rights to choice about their health care, where to get more information to help make a choice, and how they can complain if they have not been offered choice.


Terry Powell suffered a stroke and was treated at UCLH:

“The doctors and nurses were excellent from the moment I was admitted.  I was told very clearly what was happening at every stage of my treatment. I had suffered a major stroke but everyone was quite amazed at how quickly I recovered: by the fourth day I was walking around the ward and the physio and speech therapists helped me get my smile back.”

The information below tells you how to access our services. If you have any queries call the UCLH contact centre by email: chooseandbook@uclh.nhs.uk or visit the NHS e-Referral website to find out more.

 Choosing our services

Choosing our services