Department of Health

The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England.The Department of Health’s purpose is to improve England’s health and well-being and in doing so achieve better health, better care, and better value for all.

The vision for health and social care is focused around five key priorities:

  1. A patient-led NHS
  2. Delivering better health outcomes
  3. A more autonomous and accountable system
  4. Improved public health
  5. Reforming long-term and social care

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