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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 a range of new
organisations, some of which are detailed below.
details please see:
www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/06/act-explained/ or click on the links below.
The content of
this site was captured by the National Archive in March 2013 and available here:
Local Health Bodies
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Made up of local GPs,
nurses and other professionals and are responsible for commissioning services
for local communities.
Wiltshire CCG website:
Commissioning Support Units
advice and support to CCGs and other customers.
National Health Bodies
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
Supporting NHS trusts to secure sustainable, high quality services for
the patients and communities it serves
Public Health 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
Provides information on conditions, treatments, local services and