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Working with stakeholders

The Department has a wide range of stakeholders, including patients and the public; local and regional NHS organisations; local authorities and social care providers; charities, the voluntary and community sector; and many others. The forums and networks in this section enable the Department of Health to take the health and social care agenda forward in partnership with key parties interested in its work.

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Newsletter on support, opportunities and other matters of interest for the Third Sector.

Volunteering in health and social care

Volunteers make a major contribution to health and social care services which enable people to live more fuller and more independent lives.

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