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Government support for health research outlined in four key documents

12 December 2012

The Government has published four documents on the Department of Health website, which relate to the key role that research makes to the National Health Service in England, Scotland and Wales.

Government support for health research outlined in four key documents

  1. The Mandate

    The Government published the first Mandate to the new NHS Commissioning Board on the 13 November 2012.

    One of the 20 objectives set out in the Mandate focuses specifically on research.
  2. NHS Outcomes Framework

    The NHS Outcomes Framework for 2013 - 2014 was also published on the 13 November, 2012, alongside the Mandate.

    The Outcomes Framework highlights the role played by research.

  3. Consultation on the NHS Constitution

    On the 5 November 2012 the Government published a consultation on strengthening the NHS Constitution.

    In view of its importance to the NHS, research is one of the areas where the Government proposes to strengthen the Constitution.  

  4. The Health and Social Care Act 2012

    The Health and Social Care Act received Royal Assent in March 2012.  It places unprecedented duties and powers to promote and support research on the Secretary of State and NHS Bodies.  


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