Health authority

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Between 1996 and 2002 the English National Health Service was organised under the following health authorities.

In 2002 the health authorities were reorganised and their boundaries changed to constitute 28 strategic health authorities, which were reduced in number to 10 in 2006.

Prior to 1996 the service was organised according to regional health authorities.

Region Health Authorities
East of England Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, North Essex, South Essex, Suffolk
East Midlands Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North Derbyshire, North, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Southern Derbyshire
London Barking & Havering, Barnet & Enfield & Haringey, Bexley & Bromley & Greenwich, Brent & Harrow, Camden & Islington, Croydon, Ealing & Hammersmith & Hounslow, East London & The City, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea & Westminster, Kingston & Richmond, Lambeth & Southwark & Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge & Waltham Forest, Sutton & Wandsworth
North East England County Durham & Darlington, Gateshead & South Tyneside, Newcastle & North Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland, Tees
North West England Bury & Rochdale, East Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Morecambe Bay, North Cheshire, North Cumbria, North-West Lancashire, Salford & Trafford, Sefton, South Cheshire, South Lancashire, St Helens & Knowsley, Stockport, West Pennine ‡, Wigan & Bolton, Wirral
South East England Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Kent, East Surrey, East Sussex & Brighton and Hove, Isle of Wight & Portsmouth & South East Hampshire, North & Mid Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Southampton & South West Hampshire, West Kent, West Surrey, West Sussex
South West England Avon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North and East Devon, Somerset, South and West Devon, Wiltshire
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, North Staffordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, South Staffordshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire
Yorkshire and the Humber Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale & Kirklees, Doncaster, East Riding & Hull, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Humber, Wakefield

‡ also included part of High Peak in Derbyshire (East Midlands)

These Health Authorities were established in 1996. There were a few changes between then and the final form shown above. There were originally separate authorities for Barnet and Enfield & Haringey, for Bexley & Greenwich and Bromley, for East & North Hertfordshire and South Hertfordshire, and for the Isle of Wight & Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire. [1] Also, the area of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire was partitioned between three authorities : Cambridge & Huntingdon, East Norfolk, and North West Anglia. North West Anglia included from Cambridgeshire: Peterborough, Fenland, part of Huntingdonshire, and from Norfolk: King's Lynn and West Norfolk and part of Breckland. [2] [3]

Also, "East Riding and Hull" was originally known as "East Riding", [4], "County Durham and Darlington" was originally known as "County Durham" [5]

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