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Welcome to the Department of Health.

Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications

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Friday 30 March 2007

How the Department will support the Government's objectives for health and social care over the next 12 months.

Wednesday 28 March 2007

Guidance for primary care trusts on providing computer based therapy to patients with common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Tuesday 27 March 2007

Ninety members of the public today met with Patricia Hewitt to discuss how the White Paper, Our health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services has been implemented since its publication in January 2006.

Further information on MMC and the Medical Training Application Service.

DH press releases on the Government News Network (GNN) website.

The latest DH publications, letters and circulars.

The policies, publications and initiatives shaping the future of England's health and social care services.




Supporting dental care professionals and other stakeholders to maximise oral health, improve NHS dental services and promote high quality dentistry.

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Human rights in healthcare

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Assisting the NHS to use a human rights based approach.

Children's mental health


Ensuring access to child and adolescent services in secure settings.

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