We are the headquarters of the NHS locally and act as a key link between the Department of Health and the NHS – we do not provide health services. The 'Your NHS' section provides details of the organisations in our area who deliver NHS services.
The information below sets out our role, the area we serve and the various departments that make up our organisation. For further information about the work of the SHA, please visit the ‘What we do' section.
To find out about NHS Yorkshire and the Humber departments and hosted organisations please click on the links in the menu to the left.
The chart below sets out our long term aims and intentions:
In order to achieve our aims we have identified 20 Principal Objectives, as set out below:
The chart below demonstrates how every member of staff at the SHA should be able to track back every task undertaken in the organisation back to our corporate aims.
To find out more about the role of SHAs and other NHS organisations such as Primary Care Trusts and Acute Trusts, please visit the NHS Choices website.
The area we serve
Our region has a population of 5.23 million and covers an area of 15,906 square kilometres. The community we serve includes major cities, such as Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, and York as well as a number of large towns and rural areas with scattered populations, especially in North Yorkshire.
Our region has both some of the most thriving and some of the most deprived communities in the country.
On a typical day in Yorkshire and the Humber:
- Around 150,000 patients will visit their GP or community nurse or receive support from mental health services
- 5,000 people will go to Accident and Emergency