The changing NHS
The Health and Social Care Bill currently going through Parliament, signals the abolition of Primary Care Trusts, such as NHS Manchester, and Strategic Health Authorities in April 2013. From this date onwards, the commissioning of health services will become the responsibility of the following organisations:
Clinical Commissioning Groups – Led by local GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups will be responsible for planning, arranging, funding and monitoring the majority of health services in Manchester. There will be 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups in Manchester: North Manchester, Central Manchester and South Manchester.
NHS Commissioning Board - further information available here
Manchester City Council – Public Health Manchester, the team responsible for co-ordinating and commissioning services which promote good health and prevent ill health, will transfer to Manchester City Council in April 2013. They will continue to work closely with NHS services across the city and will forge closer working relationships with other departments within the city council.
Public Health England – This is a new national body which will deliver specialist public health services and advice to national and local government as well as co-ordinating health protection work, for example immunisation / vaccination projects. It will also play a role in devising and delivering national healthy living publicity campaigns.
If you have any questions or comments about the NHS reforms, please mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.