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Department of Health

The department of the central UK government which is responsible to Parliament for administering and delivering efficient, fair, convenient and high-quality health and social care services via the NHS. It is led by the Secretary of State for Health, has offices in Leeds and London and is responsible for:
• Management of the overall health and social care system;
• Developing policy and managing major change in the NHS;
• Regulation and inspection of the NHS (often through organisations such as the Commission for Health Improvement);
• Intervention, should problems occur in the running of the NHS at any level.

department of health

The agency of a government (city, county, or nation) that regulates, coordinates, and oversees food and drug safety, immunization services, control of epidemic diseases, maternal and child care, substance abuse services, elder care, health statistics, and awareness of health improvement strategies. The federal agency of the U.S. government is known as the Department of Health and Human Services.
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