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The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
Telephone number
020 7210 4850

The Department of Health’s purpose is to improve England’s health and well-being and in doing so achieve better health, better care, and better value for all.

The vision for health and social care is focused around five key priorities:

  1. A patient-led NHS
  2. Delivering better health outcomes
  3. A more autonomous and accountable system
  4. Improved public health
  5. Reforming long-term and social care

Our responsibilities

We have responsibility for standards of health care, including the NHS. We set the strategic framework for adult social care and influence local authority spend on social care. We also set the direction on promoting and protecting the public’s health, taking the lead on issues such as environmental hazards to health, infectious diseases, health promotion and education, the safety of medicines, and ethical issues.


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