Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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The UK government department responsible for administering the British National Health Service, the affiliated social services, and public health and health protection services. The Department of Health and the Department of Social Services were separate ministries for some years but in 1999 were amalgamated and broadened to include public health and health protection services. For details and current information, see http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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