Department of Health and Social Care

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What the Department of Health and Social Care does

We support ministers in leading the nation’s health and social care to help people live more independent, healthier lives for longer.

DHSC is a ministerial department, supported by 28 agencies and public bodies.

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Documents

Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Secretary
Chief Medical Officer
DHSC Chief Scientific Adviser
CEO of NHSX
Second Permanent Secretary
Director General, Commercial and Life Sciences, Chief Commercial Officer
Non-Executive Director
Lead Non-Executive Director
Director General, Global Health
Non-Executive Director with responsibility for the union
Director General, Adult Social Care
Director General, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Special representatives

UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance

Contact DHSC

General enquiries

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0EU
United Kingdom

Telephone

0207 210 4850

Fax

0115 902 3202

Textphone

0207 222 2262

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The textphone service is for people with a hearing impairment.

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.
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Freedom of information (FOI) requests

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0EU
United Kingdom

High profile groups within DHSC

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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