NHS Commissioning Board (Mandate)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 13th November 2012.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 12:44 pm, 13th November 2012

The outcome that we want is for more patients to live longer and more healthily than ever before. The right thing for me to specify in the mandate is that we want the NHS to deliver improved patient outcomes. Sometimes that will involve using the independent sector and the voluntary sector, but in the vast majority of cases it will mean working within the traditional NHS. If we deliver those improved outcomes, we will be doing the right thing by patients throughout the country.