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NHS Constitution and handbook updated

 

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NHS Constitution and handbook updated

The NHS Constitution and Handbook to the NHS Constitution have been updated to reflect current policy and legislation and to make the constitution a more practical document.

In his inquiry into the failings at Mid-Staffordshire, Sir Robert Francis QC recommended amendments to the NHS Constitution based on prioritising patients and protecting patients from avoidable harm.

 

Each of these recommendations has been implemented in the new NHS Constitution.