About NHS England South West

NHS England and NHS Improvement South West is one of the seven regional teams covering the counties of Bath, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon and Dorset.

We make sure that people across the South West have access to high quality health and care services.

Our work involves supporting the 7 Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, 22 NHS trusts and 9 Clinical Commissioning Groups in the South West region, to ensure that together they provide excellent services that meet the needs of patients.

We do this by providing professional leadership to the local NHS on commissioning, digital transformation, assurance and delivery, finance, nursing, medical and clinical leadership.

We oversee 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. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

We are also responsible for commissioning some healthcare services across the South West including; primary care services  (GPs, dentists, opticians and pharmacists), screening and immunisations programmes, specialised services, health services for those in the armed forces, and, health services for children, young people and adults in secure and detained services .

Find out more about the people who work in the South West.

We have information about the regional directors as well as organisations we work closely with: