Glossary

DHSC: Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care or the DHSC is a ministerial department of the government in England. Its main responsibility is to oversee and support the NHS.

In England, The Department of Health and Social Care is made up of different agencies and public bodies and is designed to oversee and support the NHS. As a ministerial department the DHSC funds, sets and regulates health and social care systems in  England. 

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