This Department of Health document is the government’s mandate to Health Education England (HEE). It covers strategic objectives for workforce planning, health education, and training and development. HEE works, with the networks of employers and Local Education and Training Boards, to create a nationally coherent system for developing the right people with the right skills and the right values.
The Health Education England Mandate is aligned with the Mandate for NHS England and the government’s response to the Francis report; and with the requirements of the NHS, Public Health and Social Care Outcomes Frameworks. It reflects the importance of public health issues, the emerging Public Health England (PHE) strategy and the four priorities of the Secretary of State for Health:
- Preventable mortality.
- Long-term conditions.
- Being more caring.
Section headings in this report comprise:
- Support for service priorities (especially of interest, see Section 2.4: Long-term Conditions and Dementia and Section 2.5: Public Health).
- Values and Behaviours.
- Excellent Education.
- Competent and Capable Staff.
- Flexible Workforce, receptive to research and innovation.
- Widening Participation.
- Working in Partnership: Patient and Public Voice and Local Accountability.
- Value for Money, Transparency and Fairness.
- Annex A: Timetable of Short-Term Deliverables.
A quotation from Section 2.4: Long-term Conditions and Dementia:
“To improve care of dementia patients, all NHS staff that look after patients with dementia will go through a dementia awareness programme (foundation level dementia training) HEE will ensure that 100,000 staff have foundation level training by March 2014. HEE will work with stakeholders to develop concrete plans by autumn 2013 for a rapid roll out, so that all NHS staff that look after patients with dementia will receive foundation level dementia training”. p.9
A mandate from the government to Health Education England (HEE) for April 2013 to March 2015. London: Department of Health, May 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].