The NHS values
- Working together for patients
- Respect and dignity
- Commitment to quality of care
- Improving lives
- Everyone counts
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Respect and dignity
Every individual who comes into contact with the NHS and organisations providing health services should always be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of whether they are a patient, carer or member of staff. This value seeks to ensure that organisations value and respect different needs, aspirations and priorities, and take them into account when designing and delivering services. The NHS aims to foster a spirit of telling the truth and a culture of humility, openness and honesty, where staff communicate clearly and openly with patients, relatives and carers.
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