NHS England Mandate – Consultation Response
The mandate to NHS England sets the government’s objectives for NHS England, as well as its budget. In doing so, the mandate sets direction for the NHS, and helps ensure the NHS is accountable to Parliament and the public. In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Secretary of State must publish a mandate each year, to ensure that NHS England’s objectives remain up to date.
A new mandate to NHS England is due to be published following the completion of the Spending Review, to take effect from April 2016.
The consultation document sets out how the government proposes to set the mandate to NHS England for this Parliament. The final mandate will be subject to the outcome of the government’s Spending Review.
Views were sought on the government’s proposals to set the new mandate to NHS England for this Parliament.
Attached here is the NNPCF Steering Group’s response to the consultation.