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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 need a GPs outside of normal working hours you will be dealt with by the out of hours service.

Out of hours period
The out of hours (OOH) period is from 6.30pm to 8.00am on weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays.

When to call
You should only call the out of hours service for urgent health problems that can’t wait until your surgery re-opens. The service does not deal with repeat prescriptions as your surgery provides these. 

If you call the OOH service you will be asked questions to assess whether your medical problem is urgent.

If you’re not sure you can also ring NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for medical advice.  

Contact numbers for out of hours services in Hampshire
There are different OOH numbers for different areas, depending on where you live:

  • New Forest, Winchester, Eastleigh and Test Valley - 01962 718697
  • East Hampshire, Alton, Petersfield and Bordon areas - 01962 718697
  • Gosport, Havant and Fareham areas - 01962 718697
  • Portsmouth and Southampton - 01962 718697
  • Basingstoke and Deane, Rushmoor and Hart - 0118 936 5592

Quality of care
Providers of out of hours care have to comply with national quality requirements. If you’re cared for by the out of hours service, the details of your treatment will be sent to your GP surgery by 8am the next working day.

Further information
What to do if you have a Dental emergencies
Details of how to deal with minor health problems at home

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