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