The NHS Mandate: a Mandate from the Government to NHS England, April 2017 to March 2018 (Department of Health)

Summary

The Department of Health’s updated “NHS Mandate 2017 to 2018” defines long-term NHS objectives and goals up to 2020. The Mandate is based around seven “big picture” objectives:

  1. Improving local and national health outcomes, and reduce health inequalities, through better commissioning.
  2. Helping to create the safest, highest quality health and care service in the world.
  3. Balancing the NHS budget and improving efficiency and productivity.
  4. Leading a “step change” in the NHS in preventing ill-health and supporting people to live healthier lives.
  5. Maintaining and improving performance against core standards.
  6. Improving out-of-hospital care.
  7. Supporting research, innovation and growth.

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Reference

The Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017-18. A mandate from the Government to NHS England: April 2017 to March 2018. Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 13A(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006. London: Department of Health, March 2017.

Financial Sustainability Directions to NHS England (2017-18)

The accompanying financial directions cover expenditure controls with which NHS England must comply in order to meet budgetary controls applied by HM Treasury on the Department of Health.

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Reference

2017-18 Financial Directions to NHS England. London: Department of Health, March 2017.

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