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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. 

For more details please see: or select on the links below.

NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Made up of local GPs, nurses and other professionals who are responsible for commissioning services for local communities.

North England Commissioning Support (NECS)

Provides professional advice and support to CCGs and other customers.

NHS Commissioning Board

At the heart of the new health and care system, making sure that NHS services deliver the best possible care for patients.

Department of Health

Sets objectives and budgets and holds the system to account on behalf of the Secretary of State.

Trust Development Authority

Supporting NHS trusts to secure sustainable, high quality services for the patients and communities it serves.

Public Heath England

Provides public health leadership and expertise, and works to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and to reduce health inequalities.

Health Education England

Responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.

NHS Choices

Provides information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

NHS England commission Primary Care in Cumbria (GPs, Dentists, Pharmacies and Opticians) and should be contacted regarding any queries or complaints.

 To find an NHS dentist accepting patients please search on the NHS choices website.


11/03/2013 Important weather advice for Cumbrians
Public health experts in Cumbria are reminding older people of the steps they should take to make sure they stay safe and well during the current cold-snap.

12/02/2013 Help prevent any unwanted gifts this Valentine's Day
NHS Cumbria is reminding people of the risk of finding more than just love if they're not careful this Valentine's Day.

07/02/2013 Living with and beyond cancer
NHS Cumbria and Macmillan Cancer Support are jointly hosting an event for anyone who has been affected by cancer. The event will give support for patients, their families and health professionals who care for cancer patients.



AQuAlogoWe are members of AQuA (the Advancing Quality Alliance) – the North West’s improvement agency – which aims to promote best-quality care across the region.

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