November 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm
Public consultation on a mandate which sets the Government’s objectives and budgets for NHS England 2016-17, is now open.
The consultation document highlights the Government’s proposed approach and the strategic priorities that will form the new mandate.
One of the Government’s objectives for NHS England is for it to ‘continue to strive to improve, and reduce inequalities in, physical and mental health outcomes for all’.
The report also states, under the Government’s priority to transform out-of-hospital care, that there is ‘much more to be done to ensure mental and physical health are considered equal, while care for people special educational needs and learning disabilities needs further improvement’.
To take part in the consultation, click here. The deadline for responses is 23rd November, 2015.
The mandate will then be finalised in light of responses, and the outcome of the Government’s Spending Review, ahead of publication in December 2015.
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