NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out patient and staff rights and responsibilities. It protects the NHS and helps ensure we receive high-quality healthcare The NHS Constitution the NHS belongs to us allthat is free for everyone.

The NHS Constitution brings together in one place details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It also explains what you can do to help support the NHS, help it work effectively, and help ensure that its resources are used responsibly.

Join in the conversation on how to strengthen the NHS Constitution

The NHS Future Forum, which is advising the Government on how the NHS Constitution might be strengthened, is talking about what the NHS Constitution means to them and are keen … Read more → – Join in the conversation on how to strengthen the NHS Constitution

Report outlines effect of the NHS Constitution

A report on the effect of the NHS Constitution on patients, staff, carers and members of the public has been published today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The report will … Read more → – Report outlines effect of the NHS Constitution

NHS Constitution maximum waiting time treatment poster available

A poster is available to help raise awareness of the NHS Constitution right to access consultant led non emergency treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks, or if this is not … Read more → – NHS Constitution maximum waiting time treatment poster available

Government announces independent group to look at impact of NHS Constitution

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Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has today announced the formation of a new independent expert panel which will contribute to a Government report on the NHS Constitution. The government will publish … Read more → – Government announces independent group to look at impact of NHS Constitution

NHS Constitution updated

An updated NHS Constitution has been published today. The new version of the Constitution, which applies to England, replaces the previous version of the Constitution published in 2010. There is … Read more → – NHS Constitution updated

NHS Constitution changes to enshrine whistle-blowing in law

Health staff who raise concerns about poor patient care will be protected in the future, under changes to the NHS Constitution announced today. The changes will also make it clear … Read more → – NHS Constitution changes to enshrine whistle-blowing in law