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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The chief executive of South Liverpool primary care trust,Alan Hodgkinson, unveiled his blueprint for the future of health care.
The information they come up with will be used in decisionmaking by the Trust Boards of the three North of Tyne primary care organisations - Northumberland Care Trust, North Tyneside Primary Care Trust and Newcastle Primary Care Trust.
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