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Have your say on the NHS Constitution


The Department of Health has announced that the NHS Future Forum, which is advising the Government on how the NHS Constitution might be strengthened, is talking about what the Constitution means to them and are keen to hear your views.

The Department of Health has announced that the NHS Future Forum, which is advising the Government on how the NHS Constitution might be strengthened, is talking about what the Constitution means to them and are keen to hear your views.

On a new blog launched this week, members of the NHS Future Forum will explain what the NHS Constitution means to them and discuss ways of strengthening it.

The NHSConstitution sets out in one place what patients, staff and the public can expect from the NHS in England. It lays out:

  • patient and staff rights
  • the pledges the NHS is committed to achieve
  • the responsibilities that patients, staff and the public owe to one another and to the health service.

The Government asked the NHS Future Forum working group on the NHS Constitution to advise it on whether there is scope for strengthening the Constitution earlier this year. A formal public consultation will be held later this year, giving everyone a chance to have their say about the proposed changes.

Join the conversation on the NHS Constitution blog: http://nhsconstitution.dh.gov.uk/

 

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