Nurses consulted on NHS constitution plans

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched an online debate to find out nurses' views on prime minister Gordon Brown’s proposed NHS constitution.

Peter Carter
Peter Carter

Mr Brown confirmed earlier this year he planned to draw up a constitution setting out the ‘rights and responsibilities' that are linked to patients' entitlement to NHS care.

RCN general secretary Dr Peter Carter said: ‘We are opening this debate to make sure that our members, the frontline staff who work throughout the NHS on a daily basis, have the chance to say whether they want an NHS Constitution and what it could cover.

The DoH has not yet conducted an official consultation on plans for a constitution.

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