Department of Health: Updating the NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution sets out:

  • rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled
  • responsibilities owed to each other to ensure the NHS operates fairly and effectively.

This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC and to:

  • give greater prominence to mental health
  • reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data
  • include the Armed Forces Covenant
  • reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015

To download the consultation documents and to respond see here.