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A summary of the government’s response, including details of text changes to the NHS Constitution as a result of the consultation.
Seeks comments on proposals to strengthen the content of the NHS Constitution.
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The NHS, patients and the public are being asked to comment on proposals to improve the NHS Constitution.
The main changes proposed cover:
- a new responsibility for staff to treat patients not only with the highest standards of care, but also with compassion, dignity and respect
- a new commitment to make sure that patients can sleep in single sex wards
- a new commitment to patients that NHS staff will be open and honest with them if things go wrong, or if mistakes happen - this ‘duty of candour’ will become a condition in the NHS Standard Contract from April 2013
The consultation follows work carried out by the NHS Future Forum on how the constitution could be improved.
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