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The constitution sets out rights for patients, public and staff. It outlines NHS commitments to patients and staff, and the responsibilities that 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.
Department of Health www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm
It can be a very worrying time if you are thinking about caring for someone who is coming out of hospital and who can no longer care for themselves in the same way as before. Includes preparing for the person coming home, what to do if you don't think they're ready and what happens once they are home.
Carers UK www.carersuk.org/Home
NHS continuing healthcare is a package of health and social care funded solely by the NHS when your need for care is primarily due to your need for healthcare. Explains the ongoing support offered by the NHS to those with health needs as a result of disability, chronic illness or following hospital treatment.
Age UK www.ageuk.org.uk/