Activity 3.1: Reflective practice common values

                                            A summary of the NHS values

NHS England

The NHS Constitution for England (2015)


  • Working together for patients
  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Everyone counts

Northern Ireland

Quality 2020 (2011)


  • Empowerment
  • Involvement
  • Respect
  • Partnership
  • Learning
  • Continuity
  • Equity
  • Equality

NHS Scotland

2020 Workforce Vision, Everyone Matters (2013)

  • Care and compassion
  • Dignity and respect
  • Openness, honesty and responsibility
  • Quality and teamwork.

NHS Wales

Values and Standards of Behaviour Framework (2016)

  • We put patients and users of our services first
  • We seek to improve our care
  • We focus on wellbeing and prevention
  • We reflect on our experiences and learn
  • We work in partnership and as a team
  • We value all who work for the NHS
  1. What do these values mean to you?
  2. Are there are any values you feel are missing and if so why?