Briefing 46: The NHS Mandate and its implications for mental health

1 May 2013

1 May 2013

The NHS mandate sets out in clear terms what is needed from the NHS to deliver improvements in the way we treat long-term conditions and tackle health inequalities. It also sets out clear actions for NHS England and clinical commissioning groups towards the government’s aim of achieving ‘parity of esteem’ between mental and physical health.

The briefing outlines key actions for NHS England and clinical commissioning groups including expanding IAPT services, addressing access and waiting times for mental health care and commissioning integrated support for people with co-existing physical and mental health conditions.

Audience: NHS Commissioning Board, CCGs.

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