Changes to the NHS Constitution come into force

Implementation date: 8 March 2012

The NHS Constitution is amended to support workers who raise a concern about wrongdoing in the workplace. It introduces a pledge that the relevant NHS organisation will support workers in raising concerns and investigate them fully, and a duty on NHS workers to report concerns about malpractice at the earliest opportunity. The 2012 edition of the Constitution (PDF format, 1.76M) can be viewed on the Department of Health website.