South West Strategic Health Authority
NHS South West
Lufton Way, Lufton
Somerset BA22 8HR
NHS South West is one of the ten new Strategic Health Authorities in England.
Formed on 1 July 2006, the new organisation replaces the three old Strategic Health Authorities (Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire; Dorset and Somerset; and the South West Peninsula).
NHS South West oversees the largest region in England – stretching from Land’s End to Tewkesbury, with a total population of over five million.
NHS South West provides strong leadership to drive forward major change to the NHS.
These changes bring strong benefits to patients.
NHS South West works with over 50 NHS organisations in the region to improve services for NHS patients, ensuring more patients are cared for at home, in new modern GP facilities and in new generation community facilities.
NHS South West also ensures that new Primary Care Trusts are fit for purpose and supports Acute (hospital) Trusts to gain foundation status.