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Official publications - Government reports

In-text citation:

The Department of Health and Social Care (2021) identify the need to integrate health and social care, removing the barriers and forming dynamic partnerships to address common health issues.


The white paper sets out the actions proposed to integrate health and social care frameworks (Department of Health and Social Care, 2021).

Reference List

Official Publications, such as Government reports, typically have a number related to them, which needs to be included in the reference if you can find it eg. Command Paper = use the abbreviation Cmnd, Cm or CP. You need to follow what is identified on the report/paper.

Country, … Department … (year of publication) … Title of report … [reference number] … Place of publication: … Publisher

Great Britain, Department of Health and Social Care. (2021) Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all. [CP 381]. London: The Stationery Office.

Note: If you access the report online, then you should change the place and publisher information to identify it as an online reference, and include the URL and an Access date.

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