Corporate governance documents
- Standards of Business Conduct
- POL_0003: Corporate Governance Framework (version 02.00 approved 12-04-2013)
- Standing Financial Instructions (version 07.00 approved 28-07-16)
- POL_0001 Standing Orders (version 06.00 approved 26-05-2016)
- POL_0002 The Scheme of Delegation (version 7.1 approved 28-07-2016)
- POL_1001: Development & Approval of Policy & Procedure Documents – Policy & Corporate Procedures (version 01.00 approved 12-04-2013)
- NHS England’s Fraud, Bribery and Corruption: Policy and Corporate Procedures – The policy explains the intention to tackle crime, provide guidance to staff and ensure everyone can recognise potential crime and know how to report it.
- Information Sharing Policy – August 2014
- Addressing concerns voiced by staff in external organisations regarding NHS services (external whistleblowing policy) – September 2016
- Voicing your concerns for staff (Internal policy) – September 2016
- Information Governance Policy – June 2014
- Information Security Policy – June 2014
- Data Protection Policy – June 2014
- Freedom of Information – April 2013
- Confidentiality Policy – June 2014
- Documents and Records Management Policy – July 2014
- Corporate Records Retention – Disposal Schedule and Guidance – February 2014
- Business Continuity Policy – December 2014
- Health and Safety Policy
- Health and Safety Committee Terms of Reference
- Risk Management Strategy
- Social media and attributed digital content policy – April 2016
Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
This Publication Scheme guide explains what information NHS England makes (or expects to make) routinely available, and where it can be accessed.
- Safeguarding policy
- Safeguarding alerts policy
- Managing safeguarding allegations against staff: Policy and procedure
Equality Delivery System (EDS)
This page provides information on the Equality Delivery System (EDS). The EDS is a toolkit to improve equality performance that has been widely implemented across the NHS and is being used by both providers and commissioners of services.
Below are the EDS documents which include factsheets, policy documents, question and answer sheets.
- A refreshed Equality Delivery System for the NHS – EDS2 Nov 2013
- Q&A EDS Refresh March 2015
- EDS Easy Read Grading Instructions May 2012
- EDS Easy Read Grading Questionnaire May 2012
- EDS Fact Sheet Nov 2012
- EDS Equality Analysis 2011
- EDS Statement of Costs and Benefits
- EDS Evaluation Final Report
- EDS Evaluation Case Studies
Equality and Diversity
This page promotes equality and equity and expresses how they are at the heart of NHS England’s values
The NHS Equality and Diversity Council
This page outlines the works and responsibilities of The Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) provides visible leadership on equality and health inequalities issues across the health and social care.
- NHS Constitution
- NHS Constitution Consultation
- More information on the Equality Delivery System
- Personal, Fair and Diverse Champions campaign
- NHS Values Summit
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Complaints and other customer service policies and procedures
Complaints Policy – Interim Complaints Policy
The policy describes how NHS England manages, responds to and learns from complaints made about its services and the way in which they are commissioned. This is an interim policy to allow time for further consultation and to incorporate any recommendations from wider reviews.
This page outlines the NHS England complaints procedure which is designed to be as patient focused as possible and to allow investigations of complaints to be carried out effectively and efficiently.
Social media and comment moderation policy
We encourage and welcome open, lively debate, but the decision to publish comments received via this site and our YouTube channel remains at our discretion. This page sets outlines the moderation policy and guidelines.
Patient and public participation policy
We are working to strengthen participation in all of our projects and programmes of work, including policy making and commissioning (the process of planning, buying and monitoring health services). This work is underpinned by our Patient and Public Participation Policy (easy read version is available here) and Statement of Arrangements and Guidance on Patient and Public Participation in Commissioning. The policy and accompanying documents are also supported by an Equality and Health Inequalities Analysis. Together, the documents set out our commitment to participation and outline how we will work with patients and the public to enable them to influence the health services they use.
Have your say on how NHS England’s Guidance is working in practice
We are keen to understand how our new Patient and Public Participation Policy and Statement of Arrangements are being used and how effective they are in practice, alongside resources such as Transforming Participation in Health and Care. In particular, we welcome views from patients, the public and partner organisations about how well the policy and arrangements are being implemented, and from NHS England staff about how useful the guidance is for them.
We will be gathering feedback until the end of December 2016 and reviewing comments on a monthly basis. If you have a comment or complaint which needs an urgent response please do not submit it here; instead, please get in touch with our Customer Contact Centre.
Statement on involving the public in primary care commissioning
There are many opportunities for people to get involved and influence primary care services at local and national levels. Further information can be found in our Statement on involving the public in primary care commissioning.