NHS Commissioning Board mandate published

The government has published the mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board, setting out the objectives for the NHS and highlighting the areas of health and care where the Government expects to see improvements. The mandate covers:

  • preventing ill-health, and providing better early diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as cancer and heart disease, so that more of us can enjoy the prospect of a long and healthy old age;
  • managing ongoing physical and mental health conditions such as dementia, diabetes and depression – so that we, our families and our carers can experience a better quality of life; and so that care feels much more joined up, right across GP surgeries, district nurses and midwives, care homes and hospitals;
  •  helping us recover from episodes of ill health such as stroke or following injury
  • making sure we experience better care, not just better treatment, so that we can expect to be treated with compassion, dignity and respect
  • providing safe care – so that we are treated in a clean and safe environment and have a lower risk of the NHS giving us infections, blood clots or bed sores
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