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NHS core principles

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Core Principles of the NHS Rights and Responsibilities Rights The NHS will provide a universal service for all based on clinical need, not ability to pay. This means that any citizen of the UK is entitled to free care and medical treatment from the NHS as they need it. An example of this is a Homeless person living on the street who has frostbite on his toes has the right to access medical treatment through the NHS. ...read more.


The NHS will work continuously to improve quality services and to minimise errors. The NHS will support and value its staff. Public funds for healthcare will be devoted solely to NHS patients. The NHS will work together with others to ensure a seamless service for patients. The NHS will help keep people healthy and work to reduce health inequalities. The NHS will respect the confidentiality of individual patients and provide open access to information about services, treatment and performance. ...read more.


Listen carefully to advice on your treatment and medication. Tell the doctor about any treatments you are already taking. Treat NHS staff, fellow patients, carers and visitors politely, and with respect. We will not accept violence, racial, sexual or verbal harassment. Your commitment to the NHS Keep your appointment or let the GP, dentist, clinic or hospital know as soon as possible if you cannot make it. Book routine appointments in plenty of time. Return any equipment that is no longer needed. Pay NHS prescription charges and any other charges promptly when they are due and claim financial benefits or exemptions from these charges correctly. ...read more.

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