Our constitution sets out the arrangements made by NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to meet its responsibilities for commissioning care for the people for whom it is responsible.
Our Governing Body is clinically-led, including four GPs, a registered nurse and a secondary clinician, all of whom have day-to-day knowledge of the health problems that residents face. Its role is to ensure that the CCG has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically, and in accordance with the generally accepted principles of good governance, the NHS Constitution and our own local constitution.
The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England.
It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively.
All NHS bodies and private and third sector providers supplying NHS services are required by law to take account of this Constitution in their decisions and actions.