Department of Health
The Department of Health (DH) is responsible for strategic leadership and funding for both health and social care in England. The DH is a ministerial department, supported by 23 agencies and public bodies.
NHS England is an independent body, at arm’s length to the government. It’s main role is to improve health outcomes for people in England. It:
- provides national leadership for improving outcomes and driving up the quality of care
- oversees the operation of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
- allocates resources to CCGs
- commissions primary care and specialist services
Find out more about NHS England, its vision and business plan for the NHS.
Clinical Commissioning Groups:
- NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group
- NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
- NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group
Clinical commissioning groups replaced primary care trusts (PCTs) on April 1 2013. CCGs are clinically led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of healthcare services for their local area. CCGs members include GPs and other clinicians such as nurses and consultants.
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Services are provided from three hospital sites (Pinderfields in Wakefield, Dewsbury and District Hospital and Pontefract) and in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust provide a whole range of services in their two main hospitals (Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary) as well as many out in the community too.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
They are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provide community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The Trust also provides some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Provides 24-hour emergency and healthcare services to a population of more than five million. Core services include:
- 999 communications
- accident and emergency
- NHS 111
- patient transport.
Healthwatch Kirklees gathers and represents the views of adults, young people and children living or using services in Kirklees.
NHS 111 makes it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
Choose and Book
If you have been referred by your GP for an appointment with a healthcare provider, you may be able to book your appointment with Choose and Book. Most services are available via Choose and Book. You can choose the date and time of your appointment and your GP may be able to book your appointment there and then.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
Patient Opinion is an independent non-profit feedback platform for health services.
As the sector regulator for health services in England, Monitor’s job is to make the health sector work better for patients.
Health and Social Care Information Centre
They are the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care.
Health Education England (HEE)
HEE provides leadership for the education and training system. It ensures that the shape and skills of the future health and public health workforce evolves to sustain high quality outcomes for patients.
Health Research Authority (HRA)
The HRA was established to promote and protect the interests of patients in health research and to streamline the regulation of research. They aim, with partners, to make the UK a great place to do health research, to build confidence and participation in health research, and so improve the nation’s health.
Public Health England (PHE)
PHE protects and improves the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduces health inequalities.
NHS Blood and Transplant Service
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a Special Health Authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives through the wide range of services that they provide to the NHS.
NHS Business Services Authority
The NHS Business Services Authority is a Special Health Authority and an Arms Length Body of the Department of Health which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public.
NHS Litigation Authority
NHS Litigation Authority are a not-for-profit part of the NHS. They manage negligence and other claims against the NHS in England on behalf of their member organisations.
NHS Trust Development Authority
The NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) is responsible for providing leadership and support to the non-Foundation Trust sector of NHS providers.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The CQC are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care while encouraging services to improve.