The strategic objectives for the Department are better health and well-being for all, better care for all and better value for all.
The cross-departmental working group is looking at English coastal towns. The Department has raised the role of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment set out in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 to facilitate stronger local partnerships, including coastal towns, to improve health and social care and reduce inequalities. The Department’s Health Inequalities Spearhead Council programme includes coastal towns.
The Department is represented at Grade 6 level.