NHS Executive regional offices

NHS Executive regional offices

A group of eight regional offices (ROs) established in 1996 as part of the NHS Executive, which were responsible for developing the commissioning function in the health service and for monitoring the financial performance of NHS trusts.

The ROs took on the non-statutory functions of the Regional Health Authorities following their abolition in 1996. The regional offices were disbanded in 2002; some of the functions were devolved to new strategic health authorities, and four new regional directorates of health and social care were created in the Department of Health.
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Director of clinical services Dr Frank Wells said the hospital had very definite instructions from the NHS executive regional offices in Birmingham not to release details yet.