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.

Overview of responses to NHS Constitution consultation published

The government has today published a report providing an overview of responses to the consultation on strengthening the NHS Constitution. This report sets out changes to the guiding ‘Principles of … Read more → – Overview of responses to NHS Constitution consultation published

Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution

The proposed strengthening of the NHS Constitution will be overseen by an expert group chaired by Minister of State for Care Services Norman Lamb. The group’s role will be to: … Read more → – Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution

Review of NHS critical infrastructure risk initiated

A review of critical infrastructure risk (CIR) has been initiated to support the commitments under the NHS Constitution for the NHS ‘to provide services from a clean and safe environment … Read more → – Review of NHS critical infrastructure risk initiated

Equality assessment on establishment of NHS Constitution Right

The Department undertook an equality screening assessment in relation to a package of work to deliver this right.  The equality assessment was not published at the time, but is now … Read more → – Equality assessment on establishment of NHS Constitution Right

NHS Future Forum sets out ways to strengthen NHS Constitution

Recommendations for strengthening the NHS Constitution have been outlined by the NHS Future Forum to the Secretary of State. The Future Forum, chaired by Professor Steve Field, identifies three ‘essential … Read more → – NHS Future Forum sets out ways to strengthen NHS Constitution

Views sought on strengthening NHS Constitution

Proposals to strengthen the NHS Constitution are set out for public consultation today, with the NHS, patients and public are all being asked to respond. The main changes proposed cover: … Read more → – Views sought on strengthening NHS Constitution

Join Twitter conversation on NHS Constitution

A conversation on the values and principles of the NHS Constitution is taking place on Twitter today, Tuesday, from 1-2pm using the hashtag #nhsconstitution It is being led by Professor … Read more → – Join Twitter conversation on NHS Constitution