NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. It sets the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourages and informs national debate to improve health and care.
NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer.
NHS England commissions the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and supports local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups like NHS Wakefield CCG.
It has devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with its partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.
This vision shows that the NHS is getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the organisation so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.