13 November 2012
Commenting on the publication of the NHS Mandate Professor Norman Williams said:
'We welcome the publication of the revised mandate with its clear focus of delivering better care for patients across the health service. The Mandate will be vital in holding the NHS to account and using outcome data to improve services as the reforms are implemented. We are delighted that the role of Medical Royal Colleges has been recognised in delivering these responsibilities. Our expertise in surgery will go a long way to ensuring that the safety of patients and their quality of care is at the heart of decision making over the coming years.’
Notes to Editor:
1. The Royal College of Surgeons of England is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. Registered charity number: 212808.
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