Publication Gateway reference: 04519
NHS England’s ambition is for patients and the public to be at the heart of everything we do, in line with the values of the NHS Constitution.
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).
NHS England is responsible for commissioning primary care, specialised services, health in justice, health services for the armed forces, and some public health services. We are now developing detailed and bespoke frameworks for participation in each of these areas to supplement the overall arrangements.