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Join in the conversation on how to strengthen the NHS Constitution

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The NHS Future Forum, which is advising the Government on how the NHS Constitution might be strengthened, is keen to hear your views.

On a new blog launched today, members of the NHS Future Forum will explain what the NHS Constitution means to them and discuss ways of strengthening it.

Join the conversation on the NHS Constitution blog

The NHS Constitution sets out in one place 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.

Read the NHS Constitution

The Government asked the NHS Future Forum working group on the NHS Constitution to advise it on whether there is scope for strengthening the Constitution earlier this year. A formal public consultation will be held later this year, giving everyone a chance to have their say about the proposed changes.

See the Future Forum’s earlier advice to the Secretary of State for Health on the effect of the NHS Constitution to date, and the Secretary of State’s report to Parliament.