Policy paper

Health Education England mandate

A mandate from the government to Health Education England (HEE) for April 2013 to March 2015

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This publication was withdrawn on

This has been superseded by the updated HEE mandate for 2014 to 2015.



This mandate provides details of the strategic objectives in the areas of:

  • workforce planning
  • health education
  • training and development

It aligns with the mandate for NHS England and the government’s response to the Francis report.

The Secretary of State for Health has a statutory duty to ensure that an effective education and training system is in place for the NHS and public health system. Health Education England has been established to support that duty. Health Education England, with the networks of employers working through Local Education and Training Boards, will ensure a nationally coherent system is in place to develop the right people with the right skills and the right values.

Published 28 May 2013