Chris Seeks Updates On NHS Efficiency Targets
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March to Question 146546 on Health and Social Care Levy, if he will take steps to ensure that the NHS also reports regularly to Parliament on steps taken to meet the efficiency target.
The Government is committed to ensuring that Parliament is able to scrutinise public spending effectively.
The NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care report regularly to Parliament, including through the Health and Social Care Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. The Government’s Mandate and Financial Directions to NHS England are presented to Parliament ahead of the start of each Financial Year, and the Government’s subsequent assessment of how the NHS performed against the objectives set by the Government is also presented to Parliament. The NHS also publishes its board papers online, which include their in-year assessment of their financial position.
The delivery of the increased efficiency target is a key priority, and as such the Government is committed to ensuring that information on its delivery is made available through existing Parliamentary reporting processes.
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