All Primary Care Trusts closed 31 March 2013
The definition has been retained for historical reporting.
A Primary Care Trust is an ORGANISATION.
A Primary Care Trust (PCT) is a legal entity, set up by order of the Secretary of State. It is a free-standing NHS body, performance managed by a Strategic Health Authority.
Primary Care Trusts work with Local Authorities and other agencies that provide health and social care locally to make sure that local community's needs are being met.
The Primary Care Trust's responsible population comprises:
- all PERSONS registered with a General Medical Practitioner Practice whose practice forms part of the Primary Care Trust, regardless of where the PERSON is resident, plus
- any PERSONS not registered with a General Medical Practitioner Practice who are resident within the Primary Care Trust's statutory GEOGRAPHIC AREA.
Note: PERSONS resident within the Primary Care Trust GEOGRAPHIC AREA, but registered with a General Medical Practitioner Practice belonging to another Primary Care Trust, are the responsibility of the second Primary Care Trust.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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