The Department of Health helps people to live better for longer. They 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.
The new health and care system became fully operational from 1 April 2013 to deliver the ambitions set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
To achieve this, the Department of Health is supported by a number of agencies and public bodies, including:
This supporting information is also known by these names: