Government publishes first NHS Mandate

The first mandate between the government and NHS Commissioning Board has been published. The document has been produced as part of the government's NHS reforms and sets out the priorities for the health service for the next two years. It is structured around the following areas:

  • preventing people from dying prematurely
  • enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions
  • helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
  • ensuring that people have a positive experience of care
  • treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm.

The mandate was drawn up after a three-month consultation where stakeholders highlight what they wanted to see improved. To view the RCPCH response click here

To view the mandate click here