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Join the conversation about how the NHS Constitution should be improved

Posted: 6th September 2012

On a new blog launched today, members of the NHS Future Forum (which is a body that advises the Government on matters relating to the future of the NHS) is talking about the NHS Constitution and asking how it can be strengthened.

You can join the conversation here

The NHS Constitution sets out 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 Patient's Association recently published a report suggesting that the public, patients, carers and doctors have very limited knowledge of NHS patients’ rights and the vast majority of respondents to the survey had never heard of it.

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