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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.
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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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But a spokeswoman for the Department of Health confirmed the NHS Direct number, which costs 5p a minute, would be one of the last to change.
Al Sabbagh also said that the municipality's E-Clinic Services will be used by the Department of Health and the Health Authority to facilitate expatriate residence permit applications.
The Department of Health currently provides individuals with health care proxy forms and instructions for duly perfecting such proxies.
This report is the result of a collaboration between the Program jot Appropriate Technology in Health, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Address for correspondence: Sharon Baiter, Bureau of Communicable Disease, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth S, CN 22A, New York, NY 10013, USA; email:
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health and Human Services
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In December 2001, its registration was withdrawn by the Philippine government even though it had been certified safe as a contraceptive by the Department of Health in 1999.
Evidently because their politically appointed masters at the Department of Health and Human Services had kept them muzzled.
LONDON -- The United Kingdom Department of Health is considering proposals to have "surgical care practitioners"--specially trained nurses and other health workers--carry out simple surgical procedures.
It is estimated that as many as 16% of older adults experience some form of depression and while women make up the bulk of this population, male rates of suicide tend to be higher than female rates of suicide and these rates are rising (Coren & Hewitt, 1999; Department of Health and Human Services, 1999).

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