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.
Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, set out a new vision for health and social care focused around five key priorities:
- A patient-led NHS
- Delivering better health outcomes
- A more autonomous and accountable system
- Improved public health
- Reforming long-term and social care