NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.
We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.
We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.
We create the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff to deliver the highest standard of care and ensure that valuable public resources are used effectively to get the best outcomes for individuals, communities and society for now and for future generations.
We prioritise patients in every decision we take: everything we do is directly connected to our purpose of improving outcomes – not a process, not an organisation, not a profession – but the people who are at the heart of all that we do.
We listen and learn: we believe everybody has good ideas and has the right to be listened to carefully and thoughtfully. We respect and support each other, building trust and empowering one another and staff across the NHS, to achieve the highest standards.
We are evidence-based: we listen to the people and communities we serve, we look at insight and evidence and we measure our outcomes, so that our decisions are objective and we understand their impact.
We are open and transparent: we are accountable and we take individual and collective responsibility for our actions. We act with integrity and we are transparent about the decisions we make, the way we operate and the impact we have.
We are inclusive: we work in partnership with patients, clinicians in the NHS, the public and our partners because we get the very best outcomes when we work together with common purpose.
We strive for improvement: we believe we can always do better for patients and will challenge and seek challenge. We share ideas and knowledge and take risks because we believe in innovation and learn from our mistakes.
We take time to get to know our colleagues, to understand their views and expertise. We work together to achieve our objectives, value and support each other.
We all have good ideas and have the right to be listened to carefully and thoughtfully. We treat each other equally and fairly. Everyone counts, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or hierarchy. How we treat each other can have a profound impact on how it feels to work here and how productive we are.
NHS England’s Business Plan for 2016/17 sets out our 10 priorities, reflecting the main themes of the government mandate, which in turn embody the agenda of the Five Year Forward View.
These are organised under the following themes:
- Improving health – closing the health and wellbeing gap
- Transforming care – closing the care and quality gap
- Controlling costs and enabling change – closing the finance and efficiency gap
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