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The Directory: Health Service
Gateway to Health & Social Care Services in Northern Ireland, containing links to the Acute and Community Services provided by the 5 Health Trusts, General Practitioner Surgeries and Clinics, Health Boards and Agencies and central government healthcare services.
Official website of the National Health Service in England.
Official website of the National Health Service in Scotland.
Official website of the National Health Service in Wales.
Handle claims and indemnify NHS bodies in respect of both clinical negligence and non-clinical risks. Also have risk management programmes in place which NHS trusts are assessed against.
The only membership body for all NHS organisations.
Provides high quality health information and advice. Supported by a 24 hour nurse advice and information helpline on 0845 4647.
Hospital trusts are found in most large towns and cities, and usually offer a general range of services to meet most people's needs. Some trusts also act as regional or national centres of expertise for more specialised care, while some are attached to universities and help to train health professionals.
PCTs are the cornerstone of the NHS, responsible for the planning and securing of health services and improving the health of the local population.
Strategic Health Authorities are responsible for developing strategies for the local health services and ensuring high-quality performance. They manage the NHS locally and are a key link between the Department of Health and the NHS. They will also ensure that national priorities (such as programmes for improving cancer services) are integrated into local plans.