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 healthinequalities.
Health Education England are responsible for the education, training and development of the healthcare workforce.
Sets objectives and budgets and holds the system to account on behalf of the Secretary of State.
Most dentists are not NHS staff but are independent contractors providing their own staff and premises. Many dental practices provide services to NHS patients in Hampshire through contracts managed by NHS Hampshire.
For patients with special needs NHS services are provided by dentists employed by the NHS.
Looking for an NHS dentist?
The Hampshire Dental Helpine can help you find a dentist to provide you with regular NHS dental care. The helpline is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can contact the Helpline on 0845 050 8345 or 023 8082 8151 or visit their website.
Want to find out how much NHS dental care will cost?
Prices for NHS dental treatment are set nationally. Further information about costs involved and how to get help if you think you can't afford treatment is available here.
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