How Yorkshire and the Humber SHA fits into the NHS structure
Yorkshire and the Humber SHA was created on 1st July 2006 following the merger of North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire SHA, South Yorkshire SHA and West Yorkshire SHA.
Yorkshire and the Humber is one of 10 SHAs in England established at this time. It covers a population of more than 5 million and includes a number of heavily populated urban centres and rural areas.
A map of the area covered by YHSHA can be found at: http://www.yorksandhumber.nhs.uk/
Further information about the legislation underpinning the establishment of SHAs is available in our Corporate Governance Manual:
Information about the different types of NHS organisations in England including addresses, is available on the NHS website http://www.nhs.uk/
A list of all NHS organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber area can be found here.
Yorkshire and the Humber SHA is the regional headquarters of the NHS and acts as a key link between the Department of Health (DH) and local NHS organisations such as hospitals and primary care trusts (PCTs).
We have two long term aims:
- To improve health and reduce health inequalities; and
- To improve service quality.
In order to achieve our aims we will:
- set strategic direction
- prepare the system for the future
- hold the system to account
- be proud of the way we do business
- develop NHS leadership
The SHA hosts several national and regional programmes and projects in agreement with and on behalf of the Department of Health and local NHS partner organisations. All hosted programmes are subject to the standard governance requirements of the Authority.
The Altogether Better programme was set up to help reduce health inequalities in the region by recruiting and training volunteer health champions who can positively influence their community. Community health champions are individuals who are trained and supported to inspire and help their friends, families, neighbours and work colleagues lead more healthy lives.
NHS Cancer Screening Programmes national team
The national team is responsible for the NHS breast screening, cervical screening and bowel cancer screening programmes, along with the prostate risk management initiative.
Electronic Staff Record (ESR)
ESR is a national, integrated workforce solution used by all NHS organisations throughout England and Wales. ESR is central to the NHS workforce strategy and provides a complete workforce solution for the NHS. ESR supports evidence-based workforce planning at local, regional and national levels and empowers managers and employees to undertake staff development – leading to safer, more effective patient care whilst securing greater value for taxpayers’ money.