NHS Constitution launched

The DH has launched a consultation asking the public, patients and the NHS how they think the NHS Constitution can be strengthened. The press release can be found on our publications page or click here for the consultation itself.

There is a section on patient data on pages 13-15 of the consultation document.  The proposed changes to the NHS Constitution aim to offer patients a fuller explanation of their rights under existing law and the NHS commitments with respect to data.

The closing date for comments is 28 January 2013.

Responses to the consultation will feed into a revised version of the NHS Constitution, which will be published by April 2013.

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