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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 click on the links below.

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.

NHS Commissioning Board website

Public Heath England

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

Public Health England website

Health Education England

Health Education England are responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.

The Health Education England website

Department of Health

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


Department of Health website

Trust Development Authority

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

Trust Development Authority website

NHS Choices

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


NHS Choices website

If you are registered with a dentist and have a dental emergency, telephone your practice to book an appointment. If you call out of hours, listen carefully to the recorded message on your dentist's answerphone for an emergency contact number.

If you are not registered with a dentist you can call the Dental Helpline on 0845 050 8345. The helpline is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. You may be offered an urgent appointment and NHS charges and exemptions will apply to your treatment.

If you are not registered with a dentist calling the helpline will give you access to the Evening/Weekend Emergency Dental Service. You can contact this service on 0845 050 8345 during the following times:

  • Monday to Friday - 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - 8am to 9.30pm
  • Bank Holidays - 8am to 9.30pm

You may be offered advice on how to manage your pain or, in certain circumstances, offered an appointment to be seen for urgent treatment at an emergency dental clinic. NHS charges and exemptions will apply to your treatment.

Outside of these times (9.30pm to 8.30am) call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for further advice.

Patients with special needs
NHS Hampshire's role in improving dental health
Making a complaint 


Local Information

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

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

Your local CCG's are
West Hampshire
North East Hampshire and Farnham
North Hampshire
Fareham and Gosport
South Eastern Hampshire

Commissioning Support Units (CSUs)

Provide professional advice and support to CCGs and other customers.

Your local CSU is NHS South CSU