Consultation response: Setting the mandate to NHS England 2016-17

The RCP's mandate to NHS England sets out the government’s objectives for NHS England, as well as its budget.


  • The RCP generally agrees with the aims of the mandate for NHS England. NHS England's Five Year Forward View broadly reflects the principles contained in the RCP's Future Hospital Commission report.
  • In particular the RCP welcomes the aim to deliver and plan care over a more long term basis. Supporting trusts and CCG's to plan for care over the long term will help ensure that the NHS is sustainable in the long term and help to deliver high quality care for patients.


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