NHS Mandate published

The first Mandate between the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board, setting out the ambitions for the health service for the next two years, has been published.

The NHS Mandate is structured around five key areas where the Government expects the NHS Commissioning Board to make improvements:
• 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.

w: www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/11/nhs-mandate/