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Health service circulars

Formal communications, primarily to NHS chief executives, which usually contain a requirement for significant or urgent specific action.  Many are quasi-legislative.  Some may be issued jointly with a local authority circular where the topic is relevant to a joint health and local authority audience. Recent health service circulars are listed here: use the publications and letters library to find earlier ones, from 1998

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Ordering publications

Contact details for obtaining hard-copy DH publications.

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Useful tips to ensure you get the most from PDFs and the free Reader program. Topics covered include accessibility, troubleshooting and searching files.

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