||<p>Decisions on hospital car parking, including charging, are taken locally by National
Health Service foundation trusts and NHS trusts.</p><br /><p>On 23 August, 2014, the
Department published the <em>NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles</em>,
which set out a nationally consistent approach for hospitals to take to car parking
and concessionary charges. This was updated in October 2015 to make explicit reference
to carers as a group who should receive concessions. The principles are available
at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-patient-visitor-and-staff-car-parking-principles"
/><p>To help NHS organisations deliver the above principles the Department published
<em>NHS Car Parking Management: Environment and Sustainability (HTM 07-03)</em> on
25 March 2015. This guidance is available at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-car-parking-management-htm-07-03"
/><p>Both documents make it clear that NHS organisations should work with patients,
staff, visitors, local authorities and public transport providers when planning their
parking provision.</p><br />