What we do

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

DH is a ministerial department, supported by 25 agencies and public bodies.

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Our policies

  1. Improving care for people with dementia

    The government wants to improve health and care services, create more dementia-friendly communities and make dementia research a priority.

  2. Making sure health and social care services work together

    The government wants health and social care services to work together more efficiently so that people get the right combination of care.

  3. Helping carers to stay healthy

    We want carers to get the information, advice and support they need to stay healthy while they are caring for somebody else.

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Contact DH

General enquiries

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit
Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall

London
SW1A 2NS

Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of information (FOI) requests

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit
Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall

London
SW1A 2NS

High profile groups within DH

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.