Primary Care Trust

Description

All Primary Care Trusts  closed 31 March 2013

Primary Care Trust's functions have been taken over by other ORGANISATIONS.

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.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Primary Care Trusts
Short name PCT