NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution is the document that 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 the NHS constitution in their decisions and actions.


NHS St Helens CCG Constitution

NHS St Helens CCG also has its own Constitution, which was updated and approved by NHS England in April 2020.

Our constitution is supported by a Governance Handbook which contains:

  • CCG Governance Structure
  • Committee Terms of Reference
  • The Scheme of Reservation and Delegation
  • Operational Delegated Limits
  • Committee Chairs Handbook
  • Committee Administration Handbook