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Changes to the DH website

How to find information on our website

  • National Archives copy of the DH website (opens new window)

    The National Archives preserves online government information by regularly archiving UK central government websites.

    Some sections of the DH website have been removed and are being updated to reflect the change in Government.

    New information is being added as it becomes available and any information published before 11 May 2010 can be accessed through The National Archives website.

    To find this information, simply click the link above and use the website menu as normal.

    While information is being updated, statutory regulations and guidance remains in force.

    Please note that the archived version of the website does not fully support out-of-date browsers.

Reforming DH

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  • Structural Reform Plan (opens new window)

    Structural Reform Plans (SRPs) are the key tool of the Coalition Government for making departments accountable for the implementation of the reforms set out in the Coalition Agreement. They replace the old, top-down systems of targets and central micromanagement.

    Have your say on the actions laid out in our draft plan.

Giving control back to patients and clinicians

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  • NHS Outcomes Framework (opens new window)

    We want your views and help in developing the NHS Outcomes Framework, so that together we can give control back to patients and clinicians by focusing on improved health outcomes.

    The Framework will set out national outcome goals that will provide an indication of the overall performance of the NHS. These outcome goals will also mean patients, the public and Parliament can hold the Secretary of State for Health to account for the performance of the NHS. The Secretary of State can also use these goals to hold the new NHS Commissioning Board to account.

    Click the link above to read the consultation and submit your comments and suggestions.

Looking for EHIC? (opens new window)

Everyone who is resident in the UK should have one and carry it with them when travelling abroad.

Looking for vaccination information?

Links to vaccination information for health professionals and the public.

Get involved with London 2012 (opens new window)

See how you can get involved with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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