As part of the changes to the NHS brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) ceased to exist on 31 March 2013. Their responsibilities were taken over by Clinical Commissioning Groups and the NHS Trust Development Authority.
Made up of local GPs, nurses and other professionals who are responsible for commissioning services for local communities.
Provides professional advice and support to CCGs and other customers.
At the heart of the new health and care system, making sure that NHS services deliver the best possible care for patients.
Sets objectives and budgets and holds the system to account on behalf of the Secretary of State.
Supporting NHS trusts to secure sustainable, high quality services for the patients and communities it serves.
Provides public health leadership and expertise, and works to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and to reduce health inequalities.
Responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.
Provides information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.