STRUCTURE: Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has taken on most of its local primary care trusts’ community services, and housing them in a new division.

The PCTs are Northumberland Care Trust, Newcastle PCT and North Tyneside PCT.

A paper to the trust’s board of governors states: “The majority of services remain managed within a new directorate which is known as Newcastle Hospitals Community Health.”

It covers community nursing; public health; rehabilitation and children and mental Health. The paper says some services have already been integrated with other trust divisions.

These are elderly care inpatient wards, community dental services, the safeguarding children’s team, the vulnerable adults safeguarding team, and specialist nursing services.