NHS England and NHS Improvement now work together as a single organisation to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for patients.
As local health systems work more closely together, the same needs to happen at a national level. Our new single operating model has been designed to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Our approach will balance national direction with local autonomy to secure the best outcomes for patients.
Local health systems are supported by our seven integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in supporting and assuring performance in their region.
Local implementation will be led by the clinicians and leaders who are directly accountable for patient care and making efficient use of public money. This will ensure local health systems have the ability and accountability for shaping how the plan is implemented.