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.
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At the heart of the new health and care system, makes 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.
Supports NHS trusts to secure sustainable, high quality services for the patients and communities they serve.
Provides public health leadership and expertise, 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.
This high profile awareness campaign is designed to help people get the best possible treatment by selecting the service that is right for them. By choosing well, people can help to reduce the burden on essential emergency services.
Some pharmacies in the north east are open over Christmas and New Year, even on the bank holidays. You can find out which pharmacies are open in your area by following the links below:
* Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland opening times
* Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland opening times
* County Durham and Darlington opening times
* Hartlepool opening times
* Stockton on Tees opening times
* Middlesbrough opening times
* Redcar and Cleveland opening times
Primary care organisations across the north east have joined together to develop the Choose Well campaign and a variety of campaign materials are available to all NHS and partner organisations in the region, with the aim of reaching as many people as possible with the Choose Well message.
To find details of your local NHS services visit:
NHS North of Tyne
NHS South of Tyne and Wear
NHS County Durham and Darlington
or visit NHS Choices
© North East Strategic Health Authority 2013