Case Studies

Human Rights in Healthcare imageIt is really important to have examples we can learn from of how to put a human rights based approach in healthcare into practice.

'Up and coming' examples will be an important part of the Human Rights in Healthcare Programme.

Current examples of NHS Trusts implementing a human rights based approach can be viewed in the Case Study Library

NEW Case Studies   

For a 12 month period from October 2011, the Human Rights in Healthcare Programme with support from the British Institute of Human Rights enabled a small number of NHS Trusts to apply a human rights based approach to different aspects of their work. The participating Trusts explored the application of a human rights based approach to a range of areas including the proposed new commissioning arrangements and services for vulnerable groups including people with learning disabilities and  older people.

The Trusts involved developed and 'road tested' a range of practical human rights based tools which:

  • Put human rights at the heart of healthcare
  • Provide staff with a framework of common values
  • Engage  and empower service users
  • Improve the quality of care for patients
  • Support existing national health care drivers for example personalisation and dignity in care
  • Are available for others to share (see Good Practice Section)
Read About the New Case Studies:

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

NHS Blackburn and Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus 

City Hospitals Sunderland

Mersey Care NHS Trust 1.

Mersey Care NHS Trust 2.


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