Mandate to NHS England 2016-17

Closed 23 Nov 2015

Opened 29 Oct 2015

Overview

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. This 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.

The consultation document can be found by clicking the link below.

Why We Are Consulting

The Secretary of State must consult with NHS England and Healthwatch England before publishing the mandate. We wanted to go further and publish our proposals for setting the mandate so that stakeholders and the public can feed in their views.

What Happens Next

Thank you to all those who have responded to this consultation. We are now considering responses and will publish the final mandate and the consultation response in due course.

Audiences

  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Civil society
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Art therapists
  • Dramatherapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/ podiatrists
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthetists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Care-Givers
  • Ophthalmic Practitioners
  • Responsible Officers
  • Foundation Trusts
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Tribunal Service
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS quality improvement leads
  • NHS patient experience leads
  • NHS patient safety leads
  • clinical staff
  • patient groups and patient advocates
  • Regulatory body
  • Academic/ Professional institution
  • Employer representatives
  • Employee representatives
  • Trade union
  • Deaneries
  • Higher Education institutions
  • Royal Colleges
  • Local authority
  • Social care provider
  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services
  • Members of the public
  • Patients
  • individuals and families with experience of clinical investigations
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers
  • Information providers
  • Information professionals
  • Informatics professionals
  • PCT Cluster CEs
  • NHS Trust CEs
  • SHA Cluster CEs
  • Directors of PH
  • Local Authority CEs
  • Businesses
  • Public Health Organisations
  • Academics
  • Members of the Public
  • Local Authority CEs
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Childcare providers
  • Early years settings
  • Milk producers
  • Milk suppliers
  • Milk distributers
  • Milk retailers
  • Milk industry bodies

Interests

  • NHS Commissioning Board