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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: www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/06/act-explained/ or click on the links
NHS Commissioning Board
At the heart of the new health
and care system, making sure that NHS
services deliver the best possible care
Department of Health
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.
The content of this site was captured
by the National Archive in March 2013
and available here:
Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
Made up of local GPs, nurses and
other professionals who are responsible for
commissioning services for local communities.
St Helens Clinical Commissioning
Provides professional advice and support
to CCGs and other customers.