This report seeks to clarify the effect of the NHS Constitution on those who use NHS services and who work in the NHS.
The report considers the effectiveness of the NHS Constitution for patients, staff, carers and members of the public and will inform efforts to fully embed the Constitution throughout the NHS.
It considers awareness and understanding of the NHS Constitution, and assesses the impact the NHS Constitution is having on the NHS.
The report shows the progress made, as well as the lessons that can be learned for the future, and identifies the areas in which improvements must be made to further the impact of the NHS Constitution.
The letter from NHS Future Forum advised the Health Secretary on the effect of the Constitution and outlined the need to raise awareness and promote real understanding of the Constitution.