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What to expect from your health services

The NHS is there for us from the moment we are born. It takes care of us and our family members when we need it most.

The NHS Constitution has been created to protect the NHS and make sure it will always do the things it was set up to do in 1948 – to provide high-quality healthcare that’s free and for everyone.

No government can change the Constitution without the full involvement of staff, patients and the public. The Constitution is a promise that the NHS will always be there for you.

To download the NHS Constitution or to read more about your rights as an NHS patient click here.

Read the guide below to see what you should be expect when visiting your doctor.