You need to know how it affects your hospital care in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde including:
The Act was passed by the Parliament in February 2011 and gained Royal Assent in March 2011. The Act aims to improve patients' experiences of using health services and to support people to become more involved in their health and health care.
Further information and fact sheets on all aspects of the Act are available from NHS Inform.
You can also view the Scottish Government Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities (PDF).