NHS Executive regional offices
NHS Executive regional officesA 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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