The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has a statutory duty to review the Handbook to the NHS Constitution every 3 years. The handbook has been updated throughout following the 2022 review, and is published in conjunction with an updated version of the NHS Constitution.
Edited ‘Feedback on the handbook’ section to remove a call centre that has closed. Also updated ‘Accessing reciprocal planned treatment’ section to reflect new agreements after Brexit.
Changed 'EU GDPR' to 'UK GDPR' throughout.
Changes to 'Rights and pledges covering access to health services'. Changes to rules on organ donation. Contact details updated for 'Feedback on the handbook'
Published HTML document to replace pdf.
Updated with 2019 edition of the handbook to the NHS Constitution. Removed the document 'Addendum to the NHS Constitution: September 2017' as this information has been incorporated into the new edition of the handbook.
Added an addendum to the NHS Constitution handbook.