A type of ORGANISATION.
CARE TRUSTS are NHS bodies which combine either one or more Primary Care Trusts or NHS Trusts with local authority services, using the power to delegate functions under the 1999 Health Act.
CARE TRUSTS are accountable to local authorities. If Primary Care Trusts or NHS Trusts are involved they are also accountable to STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES.
Department of Health Publication
Care Trusts - Emerging Framework March 2001
This class is also known by these names: