UK Department of Health and Social Security

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The DHSS was a department of the UK government between 1968 and 1988. It was previously the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, and the Ministry of Health. In 1988 the DHSS was divided into Department of Health and the Department of Social Security, which then was merged into the Department for Work and Pensions in 2001. The Department of Health became the Department of Health in 2018 (Department of Health and Social Security, n.d.).