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The Prime Minister, has made a number of commitments to greater data transparency in Government. This includes the commitment to the publication on of the following documents:

•DH Business Plan (from November 2010)
•Quarterly Data Summaries (from July 2011)
• Salaries above £150,000 (from June 2011)
•Management Information on DH Workforce (from April to August 2011)
• Departmental spending data (from June 2010)
• All new government ICT contracts (July 2010)
• All new central government tender documents for contracts over £10,000  (September 2010)
• Arms Length Bodies (ALBs),  Executive Agency, Executive Non-Departmental Bodies and Special Health Authorities senior staff pay and details (October 2010)
• Departmental organogram (from June 2011)
• ALBs organograms (from June 2011)
• Senior civil servants' pay and details (from June 2011)
• Department and Executive Agency Non-Consolidated Performance Related Pay  (2010-11)
• New items of central Departmental spending over £25,000 (November 2010)
• GPC (Government Procuremnt Card) transactions over £500
• Exceptions to the Coalition Government’s efficiency controls announced in May 2010  (from December 2010)
• All new central Departmental contracts to be published in full  (from January 2011)

In 2009 the Department of Health published the business expenses of its senior staff to support the transparency agenda. Set out below is the Department’s delivery of the Government’s latest commitments on transparency. Links to the data that have been published so far are at the bottom of this page

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Department of Health business plan 2011-2015 revised July 2011

This revised Business Plan is a core part of the Department’s commitment to the Governments transparency agenda. It sets out the vision and priorities for the Department and the Structural Reform section of the Plan includes key commitments involved in delivering our reform programme up to 2015. The Transparency section of the Plan (which is supported by annexes) sets out the key indicators that we believe are most useful to the public in understanding the costs and outcomes of health and social care services, and also provides a wealth of additional data that the public will find useful.

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