Department of Health Reorganises Directorate Structure

The HSJ is reporting that the Department of Health has reorganised its directorate structure.

The article claims the department will no longer have separate directorates for digital, technology, local government and social care. Instead they will form a single new community care directorate.

The new set up comes into effect today (1st July) and will see four new directorates under permanent secretary Chris Wormald:

  • Global and public health – health protection; population health; EU and international work and health and work unit.
  • Community care, led by Tamara Finkelstein – social care; disability; community, mental health and seven day services; medicines and pharmacy; digital and data; technology and chief social worker. Will Cavendish moves to the Cabinet Office.
  • Acute care and workforce, led by Charlie Massey – acute are and quality; workforce; efficiency and productivity; communications.
  • Finance and group operations, led by David Williams – finance; strategy and oversight; HR; DH transformation; commercial, procurement and property.

To read more about this on the HSJ website, please click here.

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Published 1. July 2016 in News UK