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SCHEDULESHealth care principles to be upheld by relevant nhs bodies and relevant service providers

(introduced by section 6(1))

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1Anything done in relation to the patient takes into account the patient's needs.S

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I1Sch. para. 1 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

2Patients are treated with dignity and respect.S

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I2Sch. para. 2 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

3Privacy and confidentiality are respected.S

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I3Sch. para. 3 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

4Health care is provided in a caring and compassionate manner.S

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I4Sch. para. 4 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

5Support necessary to receive or access health care is available.S

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I5Sch. para. 5 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

6The patient's abilities, characteristics and circumstances are considered.S

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I6Sch. para. 6 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

Quality care and treatmentS

7Regard is had to the importance of providing the optimum benefit to the patient's health and wellbeing.S

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I7Sch. para. 7 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

8The range of options available in the patient's case is considered.S

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I8Sch. para. 8 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

9Health care is based on current recognised clinical guidance.S

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I9Sch. para. 9 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

10No avoidable harm or injury is to be caused to the patient by the health care provided.S

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I10Sch. para. 10 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

11Patients are cared for in an appropriate environment which is as clean and safe as is reasonably possible.S

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I11Sch. para. 11 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

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12Patients participate as fully as possible in decisions relating to the patient's health and wellbeing.S

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I12Sch. para. 12 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

13Patients are provided with such information and support as is necessary to enable them to participate in accordance with paragraph 12 and in relation to any related processes (general or specific).S

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I13Sch. para. 13 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

14Patients are encouraged to treat any person involved in the delivery of health care with dignity and respect.S

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I14Sch. para. 14 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

CommunicationS

15Communication about a patient's health and wellbeing is clear, accessible and understood.S

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I15Sch. para. 15 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

16Communication about general services and processes and decisions is clear, accessible and understood.S

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I16Sch. para. 16 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

ComplaintsS

17Issues of concern are dealt with reasonably, promptly and in accordance with proper procedures.S

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I17Sch. para. 17 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

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18Waste of resources in the provision of health care is avoided.S

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I18Sch. para. 18 in force at 1.4.2012 by S.S.I. 2012/35, art. 2(a)

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