New draft NHS Constitution puts dignity at the heart of care

30/06/2008

Today's publication of the NHS Next Stage Review and the new Draft NHS Constitution strengthens the Government's commitment to ensuring dignity and respect for all who use care Services.

The NHS Next Stage Review and the new Draft NHS Constitution both place a strong emphasis on dignity, compassion and respect. The new draft NHS Constitution puts privacy, dignity and cleanliness at the heart of care and includes specific pledges around respect, consent and confidentiality.