// November 19th, 2012

Can the new NHS Mandate help the Care Industry?

A new NHS Mandate, unveiled this week by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, sets out the Government’s ambitions for health services over the remainder of the Coalition’s administration.

Key objectives include the prevention of premature deaths, enhancing the quality of life for individuals with long-term conditions, more effective post-hospital care, and protecting people from harm judged to be avoidable.

The Conservative minister agrees with demographic experts that an ageing population is the chief reason for pressures on healthcare to be addressed effectively, commenting:

“Never in its long history has the NHS faced such rapid change in our healthcare needs, from caring for an older population, to managing the cost of better treatments, to seizing the opportunities of new technology.”

Flame Care will be keeping the Blog up to date on this.

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