The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England.
It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively.
All NHS bodies and private and third sector providers supplying NHS services are required by law to take account of this Constitution in their decisions and actions
The constitution and executive summary are the formal documents that outline all the work that East Staffordshire CCG does.
The government is committed to giving patients greater choice and control over how they receive their health care, and to empowering patients to shape and manage their own health and care. The NHS Choice Framework sets out some of the choices available to you in the NHS. It explains:
- When you have choices about your health care
- Where to get more information to help you choose
- How to complain if you are not offered a choice
More information about your choices when choosing your hospital or service can be found here