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.
Health issues for older people
If you have a health problem you should always consult your GP, so that he or she can arrange the best possible health care for you.
There may be some things you can do to help keep yourself in good health. The NHS Choices website has useful background information on a range of health issues affecting older people, including advice on self-help and information about treatments and support.
Older people's services
Elderly social care
Care at home
Caring for others
Hearing and sight loss
End of life care
Voluntary group support
Older people's mental health, dementia and well-being