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NHS Constitution

 

The NHS is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it.

The 'NHS Constitution' establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively.

NHS England has recently released a series of YouTube films explaining what the NHS Constitution is, and some of its core values. To access the films, click here.

Click on the link below to access the Constitution