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Department of Health

Website of the Department of Health

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Latest news

Health Secretary Alan Johnson

More drugs to be made available on the NHS

More drugs are to be made available to patients on the NHS, particularly for those facing a terminal illness, announces Health Secretary Alan Johnson.

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Mental Health Act 2007

The Mental Health Act 2007 comes into force along with amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983.


Change4Life artwork

A new movement that aims to help everyone eat well, move more and live longer.

Care and Support

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Help shape a care and support system for the future.


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Find out what DH is doing to reduce the number of deaths caused by smoking.

Health is global

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Learn more about our strategy for improving global health.

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