Legislation

This section contains the latest legislation relating to the Department of Health. You can still access older legislation.

Healthy lives, healthy people: our strategy for public health in England

The white paper: Healthy lives, healthy people – our strategy for public health in England, published in November 2010, aims to create a ‘wellness’ service (Public Health England) and to strengthen … Read more → – Healthy lives, healthy people: our strategy for public health in England

Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS

The white paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, was published in July 2010, and sets out the Government’s long-term vision for the future of the NHS. It set out how … Read more → – Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS

Mental Health Act 2007

The Mental Health Act 2007 received Royal Assent on 19 July 2007. It amends the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Domestic Violence, Crime … Read more → – Mental Health Act 2007