NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary

An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in England. It specifies the rights to which patients, the public and staff are entitled. The new Constitution replaces the previous version of the Constitution published in March 2012. An updated handbook to the NHS Constitution is also available.

“All NHS bodies and private and third sector providers supplying NHS services are required by law to take account of this constitution in their decisions and actions”.

Read more: NHS Constitution for England updated.

Additions / amendments to the April 2013 edition the NHS Constitution concern updates relating to:

  • Patient involvement.
  • Patient family and friends’ feedback.
  • Duty of candour.
  • End of life care.
  • Integrated care.
  • Complaints.
  • Patient information.
  • Staff rights, responsibilities and commitments.
  • Dignity, respect and compassion. 

Full Text Link (a)

Reference

Department of Health (2013). NHS Constitution: the NHS belongs to us all. London: NHS Department of Health Constitution Team, March 26th 2013.

Full Text Link (b)

Reference

Department of Health (2013). The handbook to the NHS Constitution for England. London: Department of Health NHS Constitution Team, March 26th 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

Advertisements

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, Department of Health, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, National, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.