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.
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:
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.