The handbook to the NHS Constitution for England is intended to be used by anyone who wishes to have more detail about the rights and pledges in the constitution. It will be of particular use to organisations that support and advise patients (as well as their carers and families) and staff.
The addendum contains updates about ambulance response times. It should be read in conjunction with the waiting times pledge in the handbook.
We intend to publish a consolidated version of the handbook in 2018.
The public health supplement to the NHS Constitution for England explains how the constitution applies to public health services and interventions, and to the work of Public Health England and local authorities.