Ruth Cadbury – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ruth Cadbury on 2015-12-15.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will reopen his Department’s consultation on the proposed NHS mandate.

George Freeman

Each year the Government aims to publish the mandate to NHS England before Christmas, in order to allow the NHS sufficient time to plan before the new financial year. The mandate to NHS England 2016-17 was laid before Parliament and published on Thursday 17 December 2015. Alongside it, the Government published its response to the consultation, explaining what we heard and how the mandate has changed as a result.

The Government is therefore unable to reopen the consultation on the mandate to NHS England.