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. It also outlines the responsibilities which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. All NHS bodies, and other organisations supplying NHS services, are required by law to take account of this Constitution in their decisions and actions.
Further information on the NHS Constitution is available here on the Department of Health website.
If you have any questions about the constitution, please e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the Constitution you have a right to receive treatment within 18 weeks following referral to a consultant led service. If you would like to discuss this right in relation to an appointment you are currently waiting for, please contact The Health Improvement Centre on 0800 092 4020.