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Mandate to NHS England

Volume 589: debated on Friday 5 December 2014

Today the Government have laid before Parliament the updated mandate to NHS England for 2014-15.

Our mandate reflects the Government’s focus on getting the best health outcomes for patients, by empowering clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards and local providers of services.

We are making a non-recurrent increase to the revenue budget for NHS England for 2014-15, and a slight reallocation of resource from capital to revenue. A revision to the current mandate has been laid before Parliament today reflecting these changes to the budget only.

This week’s autumn statement set out the Government’s plans to invest significant additional funding in the NHS. This funding recognises the rising pressures on the NHS and the investment required to support the plans set out in the “Five Year Forward View”.

The additional funding for NHS England for 2015-16 will be confirmed in the revised 2015-16 mandate to NHS England which will be published shortly.

The updated mandate for 2014-15 is attached. Copies are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office and to noble Lords from the Printed Paper Office.


1. The Mandate (The_Mandate.pdf)

Attachments can be viewed online at http://www.parliament. uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2014-12-05/HCWS65/ .