• New NHS Constitution – your views needed

    On a Department of Health website you will now find information about the new NHS Constitution which we thought we should share as views are being sought from patients, families, carers and  the general public.

     Those interested in learning more or making their views known can visit the relevant web page by clicking on to  http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/11/constitution-consultation where there is info about responding to the Department of Health (UK) consultation on line.

    For further information you can link to a UKCRC leaflet that explains why and how patient data is used: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Clinical-trials/Documents/Research.pdf

     Also the Wellcome Trust have an excellent guide to responding to public consultations here: http://wellcometrust.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/a-simple-guide-to-public-consultations/.

    Please note that the consultation closes on 28 January 2013

    You will see on the site that in April 2013 responses to the consultation will be published,  as will an updated NHS constitution