Developing NHS Care Objectives: a Draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board With Consultation (Department of Health)

Summary

New objectives for the improvement of health and healthcare have been set out in the Department of Health’s “Our NHS Care Objectives: a Draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board” document.

There is also a public consultation on these objectives for the improvement based on Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s expectations for the health service. There is a general move to a more patient-centred, independent, transparent and outcomes focused NHS.

“Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today: one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia. This Government believes that the UK can be a world leader in dementia care and research, and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia aims to drive up the quality of care, focusing on three areas: improving health and care, creating dementia-friendly communities that understand how to help, and promoting better research. For the NHS, the key goals are to improve diagnosis rates, and support and treatment for people with dementia”. p.12

See Objective 13 on integrated care:

“Objective 13: Ensure that the new commissioning system promotes and supports the integration of care (including through joint commissioning) around individuals, particularly people with dementia or other complex long-term needs”. p.21

Full Text Link (a)

Reference

Department of Health (2012). Our NHS care objectives: a draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board. London: Department of Health, July 2012.

Documents Associated With the Draft Mandate

Consultation:

Full Text Link (b)

Reference

Department of Health (2012). Our NHS care objectives: a consultation on the draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board. London: Department of Health, July 2012.

Draft Mandate Annexes:

There are four annexes, including a draft “choice framework”.

Full Text Link (c)

Reference

Department of Health (2012). Our NHS care objectives: a draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board. Annexes. London: Department of Health, July 2012.

Impact Assessments and Equality Analysis:

Full Text Link (d)

Reference

Department of Health (2012). Our NHS care objectives: a draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board. Coordinating document for the Impact Assessments and Equality Analysis. London: Department of Health, July 2012.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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