Corporate report

Department of Health corporate plan 2012 to 2013

This publication was withdrawn on 16 June 2014

Please see the current corporate plan

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The annual Department of Health (DH) corporate plan sets out departmental priorities for the year ahead.



The plan groups DH’s activity into six priority areas:

  • better health; better care; better value: these 3 relate directly to DH’s enduring purpose and capture the key business priorities for the department for this year to April 2013
  • successful change, delivering the transition to the new system: picks up the work DH does and its accountability for making this happen
  • working with our partners: builds on what DH does now and recognises that in the new system the department will be working differently *transforming DH itself: DH’s journey to develop its capability

The plan is also built around how the department will support the Secretary of State to deliver his 5 strategic objectives:

  • a patient-led NHS
  • delivering better health outcomes
  • a more autonomous and accountable NHS
  • improved public health
  • reforming long-term and social care.