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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.

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

NHS walk-in centres provide fast and convenient NHS treatment. You can see an experienced nurse for advice, assessment and treatment for minor ailments and injuries such as cuts, bruises, minor infections, strains, sprains and skin complaints.

The NHS walk-in centre in Southampton is:

  • Bitterne walk-in centre
    Bitterne Health Centre, Commercial Street, Bitterne, Southampton SO18 6BT.  Tel: 023 8042 6356 

It's open from 6:30pm to 10pm Monday to Friday and 8am-9.30pm, weekends and bank holidays.

The NHS walk-in centre in Portsmouth is

It's open from 8am-10pm (last admission 9.30pm) seven days a week, including bank holidays.

Get the right treatment
Accidents and emergencies
999 – emergencies only
NHS Direct
Minor injuries units
Dental emergencies
Self care 

 

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