This guide provides an overview of the reformed Department of Health‘s role from April 2013. It provides information about this organisation’s operations, values, organisation and governance, plus relationships with other organisations. Section headings comprise:
- The health and care system today.
- Why we are here.
- What we do.
- Who we work with.
- What we believe in.
- How we are organised.
- How we are governed.
The Department of Health aims to ensure the health and care system delivers government priorities, including:
- Living Longer: reducing avoidable premature mortality.
- Compassionate Care: caring with compassion, dignity and respect.
- The Dementia Challenge: finding solutions for the management of dementia and long term conditions.
- The Digital Challenge: using information technology in health and care to create a paperless NHS.
- Mental Health: improving services for people with mental health problems.
Helping people live better for longer: a guide to the Department of Health’s role and purpose post-April 2013. London: Department of Health, July 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].