About NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County
NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County are the local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) for Derby and Derbyshire, with responsibility for health care across the whole area. The job of the PCTs is to make sure that the right health services and support are available for the people of Derby and Derbyshire. This means finding out what the local population’s health needs are, and then making sure that the total budget of over a billion pounds is wisely spent. This includes commissioning (buying) a wide range of services from providers such as Derby Hospitals, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Community Health Services and local GPs.
NHS Derby City serves over 280,000 people registered with the 32 GP practices in the city. NHS Derbyshire County is the eighth largest PCT in the UK and covers a population of approximately 750,000.
As part of the implementation of the reforms signalled in the government’s 2010 White Paper, ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’, NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County, are now working together as a Cluster with a single Chief Executive and senior team. David Sharp was appointed Chief Executive of the Cluster in April 2011, and the Chair is Mark Todd. In the future the PCTs’ responsibilities will be taken on by Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The Cluster Board is responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction and is ultimately accountable to the Secretary of State for Health for its decisions. The Board is made up of a mixture of executive and non-executive directors.
NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County remain separate legal entities.