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The NHS Constitution 


 

What is the NHS Constitution?

The NHS Constitution for England sets out the core values, principles and commitments of the NHS in one place. It states what patients, the public and staff can expect from the NHS - detailing a number of rights, responsibilities and key pledges.
The NHS Constitution reaffirms that the NHS belongs to us all and we all have a role to play in ensuring its continuing success.
 
An updated NHS Constitution was published in October 2015. The new version of the Constitution, which applies to England, replaces the previous versions of the Constitution published in 2010 and 2012.

As part of a series of measures intended to highlight the importance of whistleblowing in the NHS, the Constitution includes:

  • an expectation that staff should raise concerns at the earliest opportunity
  • a pledge that NHS organisations should support staff when raising concerns by ensuring their concerns are fully investigated and that there is someone independent, outside of their team, to speak to
  • clarity around the existing legal right for staff to raise concerns about safety, malpractice or other wrong doing without suffering any detriment

At LPT we have pledged our commitment to the principles and values of the NHS Constitution. We are committed to providing our service users and staff with respect, dignity and the highest standards of care - values which are highlighted throughout the Constitution.

The NHS Constitution provides a vision for the future of the NHS which will form the basis of a new relationship between staff and patients - a relationship based on partnership, respect and shared commitment where everyone knows what they can expect from their NHS and what is expected of them.

The Constitution is designed to safeguard the future of the NHS by setting out the fundamental purpose, principles and values of the NHS that can and must remain constant.

A 2009 Easy Read version of the NHS Constitution is also available but this does not reflect the new measures incorporated into the latest updated version

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