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Guide to the Healthcare System in England

This guide explains organisations in the healthcare system and how they work together and includes the Statement of NHS Accountability.

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This guide explains organisations in the healthcare system and how they work together and includes the Statement of NHS Accountability.

The Guide to the Healthcare System in England covers:

  • providing care

  • commissioning care

  • safeguarding patients

  • empowering patients and local communities

  • education and training

  • supporting providers of care

  • the role of the Secretary of State for Health

The accountability statement explains how decision making works in the NHS and fulfills the commitment set out in principle 7 of the NHS Constitution, which establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England.

The guide will be updated annually.