Our business plan

Putting Patients First: the NHS England business plan refresh for 2014/15 – 2016/17

NHS England has published a refreshed business plan. Putting Patients First: the NHS England business plan for 2014/15 – 2016/17 describes everything that we are doing, both as a direct commissioner and leader, partner and enabler to deliver high quality care for all.  An easy read version of the refreshed business plan is also available.

The plan describes our long term ambitions, medium-term objectives and specific deliverables that we expect to achieve over the next year and how we will deploy the £526m running costs and £935m programme budgets and organise these resources to achieve NHS England’s overall objectives.

This business plan builds on Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19, the planning guidance, which was published in December.

The business plan reaffirms our commitment to improving quality of care, equality and reducing health inequalities and ensuring that patients and the public are continually involved in decisions about their care and the future of the NHS.

Our Mandate from Government for 2014/15 identified 25 objectives that we must achieve. These are the objectives and actions we will take to deliver them.

Highlighting business plan priorities in a new film

NHS England’s business plan priorities are brought to life by the voices of patients and staff describing the outcomes they want from NHS care. The film sets out how NHS England and CCGs can commission high quality care that is built around patients and puts them first.

View our previous business plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16.