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The Department of Health is responsible for health protection, health improvement and health inequalities issues in England, including pandemic influenza, seasonal flu, patient safety, tobacco, obesity, drugs, sexual health, and international health.

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National Library for Public Health (opens new window)

Library that aims to help patients and professionals use best current knowledge in decision making.

Health Protection Agency (opens new window)

Independent body that protects the health and wellbeing of the population.

NHS Evidence (opens new window)

The NHS Evidence service provides easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments of the use of resources.

Travelling? (opens new window)

People who are travelling outside the UK may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases that are found in other parts of the world.

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