Overview of responses to NHS Constitution consultation published

The government has 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 the NHS Constitution’ only, and does not address any other changes to the constitution. These changes incorporate most of the amendments to the principles proposed in the consultation document, as well as some minor additional changes to reflect consultation feedback and ensure that the principles are consistent with relevant legislation. Regulations to change these principles will be laid before Parliament shortly.

Further information about the government’s response will be available when the updated constitution is published by April 2013.

  • Further details are available here
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