It's OK to ask

It's OK to ask - shared decision making

When you understand what’s going on with your health, you can make better decisions about your care and treatment. That’s why it’s important to ask your healthcare team the right questions.

If you have an appointment to see a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional, you might be worried or have questions about what your treatment plan is going to be.

We know that when patients understand and are involved about what’s going on with their health, they can make better decisions about their care and treatment.

We want you to know that it’s OK to ask questions - and knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference.

You might want to bring a family member or friend along to your appointment, who can help you ask questions.

All this information can be round in our patient leaflet