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Question for Department of Health

UIN 13394, tabled on 26 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2015 to Question 11101, on what dates his Department plans to begin and end its consultation on its mandate to NHS England.

Answered on

2 November 2015

A public consultation on the Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2016/17 launched on 29 October 2015. The mandate sets the Government’s objectives for NHS England, as well as its budget. The consultation document sets out our proposed approach and the strategic priorities that will form the new mandate.


The consultation closes on 23 November, and the mandate will be finalised in light of responses and the outcome of the Government’s Spending Review, ahead of publication in December.


To find out more and submit a consultation response go to:


https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/setting-the-mandate-to-nhs-england-for-2016-to-2017