Welcome to the BIHR Health Hub! 

This hub brings together BIHR's work to put human rights at the heart of health and care. We have been working for over 15 years to support organisations to use human rights to improve health and care services. We have worked across the sectors, with NHS Trusts, local authorities, regulators, advocacy and support groups and other voluntary sector organisations. Our work shows that human rights can be a useful, practical tool for those working in health and care to improve services and outcomes for people.

Whether you work in service design or delivery, as an advocate or support worker, regulator, if you use services yourself or care for someone who does, there's something on the hub for you. The information collated here aims to empower you to know about human rights and use them in your daily work/life to ensure services are treating people with dignity and respect

You can find out WHY we are focusing on human rights in health and care, WHO we have worked with, HOW we have approached this work and WHAT we have achieved so far. Just scroll over the tabs at the top of the site to navigate between pages, or click the BIHR tick icon to go back to the main home page.

Posters for health and care practitioners

New poster series on using human rights in practice Read more

Video: Patient Voice and Human Rights

New video on using human rights to engage patient's in decisions about healthcare Read more

New toolkit: Hospital Discharge and Human Rights

A new toolkit on human rights and hospital discharge Read more

Independent evaluation report

An external evaluator review of the impact of our projects on mental health / capacity Read more

Pocket cards on human rights

Handy wallet-sized pop-out cards with key info on your human rights Read more

Posters: Your Human Rights

Posters about your human rights Read more

Learning Disability, Autism and Human Rights

An accessible booklet aimed at people with learning disability and/or autism Read more

Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights - practitioner toolkits

A suite of toolkits on human rights aimed at mental capacity and mental health practitioners Read more

Mental Health and Mental Capacity - your human rights

Booklets on human rights aimed at people using mental capacity or mental health services, or those supporting them Read more

Nursing, Midwifery and End of Life Care

Resources on Nursing, Midwifery and End of Life Care, made possible through EHRC funding Read more