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As part of the changes to the NHS brought about by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) ceased to exist on 31 March 2013. Their responsibilities were taken over by Clinical Commissioning Groups and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

For more details please see The NHS in England: NHS structure explained or click on the links below.

Local information:

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Made up of local GPs, nurses and other professionals responsible for commissioning services for local communities. Find out more about Oxfordshire CCG

Commissioning Support Units (CSUs)

Provides professional advice and support to CCGs and other customers.