Department Of Health
The EU Exit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.
On 1 January 2021, rules changed regarding UK residents access to healthcare in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England has been updated to reflect this.
This handbook is designed to give the public, patients, carers, families and NHS staff all the information they need about the NHS Constitution for England.
The handbook covers:
- NHS values and the principles that guide the NHS
- explanations of the rights and pledges in the NHS Constitution
- legal sources of patient and staff rights
- the roles we all play in protecting and developing the NHS