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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 below.
At the heart of the new health and care system making sure that NHS services deliver the best possible care for patients.
Provides public health leadership and expertise, and works to improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and to reduce health inequalities.
Sets objectives and budgets and holds the system to account on behalf of the Secretary of State.
Responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.
Supporting NHS trusts to secure sustainable, high quality services for the patients and communities it serves.
Provides information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.