Primary Care Trust

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Primary Care Trust (PCT)

one of the bodies which receive government funds to provide health services nationwide. Performance and standards are monitored by strategic Health Authorities. The focus is on community based health services including point of contact services such as the general medical practitioner. Prevention is also within their responsibilities. Secondary care is delivered by, hospitals which are run by, for example, NHS Trusts.
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