Definitions for "Strategic health authority"
Keywords:  pcts, nhs, sthas, leadership, health
(-) Assesses the health needs of the local people and draws up plans for meeting those needs.
Strategic Health Authorities (StHAs) cover about 1.5 million people and lead the strategic development of local health services and performance-manage Primary Care Trusts and Trusts on the basis of local accountability agreements.
the NHS statutory body providing the bridge between the Department of Health and local NHS Trusts and PCTs to provide strategic leadership and ensure the delivery of improvements in health, well being and health services locally.