Since April 1 2019, NHS England and NHS Improvement has aligned to operate as a single organisation. In the North of England, it meant the creation of two new regions to better support the NHS and help improve care for patients at a local level. These are:
NHS England and NHS Improvement North West exists to support healthcare commissioning and delivery and to provide professional leadership for finance, nursing, medical and specialised commissioning. We also play a key role in the assurance and delivery process of foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.
We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.