The NHS Constitution sets out in one place what patients, staff and the public can expect from the NHS.
The Government wants to strengthen the NHS Constitution and has published proposals on how to do this. You can comment on these proposals in a public consultation.
The proposals reflect the advice given to the Secretary of State by the NHS Future Forum. As part of preparing their advice, Future Forum chair Professor Steve Field and other Future Forum members used this blog to explain what the NHS Constitution means to them and to get people’s views. Now that they have given their advice, this blog is no longer being updated.
Ellie Milner, Chair of the Young Persons’ Advisory Group (YPAG) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and a patient governor, looks at how the NHS Constitution can be made relevant to young people The NHS Constitution demonstrates the values of the standard … – How can the NHS Constitution reach young people?
Professor Steve Field, Chair of the NHS Future Forum, asks how can we make sure that patients, public and NHS staff know about the NHS Constitution and understand what it means For me, the NHS Constitution represents the very heart … – Why does the NHS Constitution matter?