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DH objectives and values

  • Last modified date:
    25 August 2010

Our objectives

The work of the Department of Health centres around three strategic objectives.

• Better health and well-being for all: helping people stay healthy and well; empowering people to live independently; and tackling health inequalities.

• Better care for all: the best possible health and social care that offers safe and effective care, when and where people need it; and empowering people in their choices.

• Better value for all: delivering affordable, efficient and sustainable services; contributing to the wider economy and the nation.

Our values

To continue to be successful in achieving our objectives and fulfilling our role, we have worked with our staff to develop a set of values and behaviours.

• We value people - We care about people and put their health and well-being at the heart of everything we do.

• We value purpose - We focus our actions and decisions on achieving our shared goals.

• We value working together - We work together as one department and with our partners and stakeholders.

• We value accountability - We take responsibility and are open to challenge.

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