Department of Health – Departmental Strategic Business Plan 2023-24

Date published: 03 July 2023

Pending the appointment of a Minister, the Department is working towards delivery of the objectives and targets specified in this Plan and within the limits of the financial and other resources allocated to the Department for the current financial year.

The Department of Health (DoH) has a statutory responsibility to promote an integrated system of health and social care (HSC) designed to secure improvement in:

  • the physical and mental health of people in Northern Ireland
  • the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness
  • the social wellbeing of the people in Northern Ireland

The Department’s statutory responsibilities under the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009 are to:

  • develop policies
  • determine priorities
  • secure and allocate resources
  • set standards and guidelines
  • secure the commissioning of relevant programmes and initiatives
  • monitor and hold to account its ALBs
  • promote a whole system approach. 
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