STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY

A type of ORGANISATION.

An NHS organisation established to lead the strategic development of the local health service and manage Primary Care Trusts and NHS Trusts on the basis of local accountability agreements.

The main responsibilities of STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES are:

- Creating a coherent strategic framework for services development across the full range of local NHS organisations.
- Performance management of local NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts.
- Together with Primary Care Trusts and NHS Trusts, enhance the involvement of patients, the public and health & social care profession in developing services.

References:
Shifting the Balance of Power publications

 

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES