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Department of Health

Website of the Department of Health

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Welcome to the Department of Health

Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications

Latest news

Throughout health and social care, there are people who are passionate about finding new ways to provide the best care to their local population. If this describes your team or a team you know - we’d like to hear from you.

Health Secretary Alan Johnson confirms new measures for maintaining cleanliness in hospitals and tackling healthcare associated infections.

NHS Smokefree joins forces with local radio stations from today to launch a nationwide campaign encouraging people to quit smoking for good.


Self care

Self care

Empowering patients with long term conditions to have more control over the way they live their daily lives.

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