The NHS values
- Working together for patients
- Respect and dignity
- Commitment to quality of care
- Improving lives
- Everyone counts
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Working together for patients
The value of "working together for patients" is central to providing health services. Patients must come first in everything the NHS does. All parts of the NHS system should act and work together in the interests of patients, always putting a patient’s interest before the interest of the organisation, even when that involves admitting mistakes. As well as working with each other, health service organisations and providers should also involve staff, patients, carers and local communities to ensure they are providing services tailored to local needs.
You can find out more by watching this video.