Local Access Policy
This Local Access Policy informs patients, relatives and staff of their rights and what to expect from BEMS.
Everyone has the right (by law since 2010) to access certain services commissioned by NHS bodies within maximum waiting times, or for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer a range of suitable alternative providers if this is not possible. The waiting times are described in the Handbook to the NHS Constitution (2013).
This Consent Policy sets out the standards and procedures in BEMS which aim to ensure that health professionals and admin staff are able to comply with the guidance.