Page updated: 14 Jan 2010
Trafford PCT asks public for views on NHS Constitution
Trafford PCT is taking the NHS Constitution to the borough's residents to give them the chance to have their say.
Published on 21 January 2009, the constitution seeks to bring together the principles, values, rights and responsibilities that underpin the NHS. It contains 25 rights for patients and the public, and 14 pledges to improve and go 'above and beyond' the legal rights. All rights set out in the constitution are underpinned by law and are legally enforceable.
The constitution is intended to be a foundation on which to build more ambitious rights, and the PCT wants patients and the public to fill in a brief online survey to register their feedback on the latest proposed revisions to it.
Specifically, people will be asked their views on a new right to access services within maximum waiting times, and the right to be offered a NHS health check every five years if you are aged 40 to 74.
To access Trafford PCT's online survey, click here.
Members of PCT staff will also be attending the following neighbourhood forum events to talk to local people about the new rights and to distribute an NHS Constitution survey:
St Matthew's Church, Stretford - Monday 18 January, 6pm to 8pm.
Urmston library - Tuesday 19 January, 6pm to 8pm.
Sale Grammar School - Tuesday 26 January, 6pm to 8pm.
Broadheath Primary School, Altrincham - Tuesday 26 January
Sale West Community Centre - Tuesday 2 February, 6pm to 8pm.
For more information on the NHS Constitution, visit http://www.nhs.uk/choiceinthenhs/rightsandpledges/nhsconstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx.