National Organisations

Below are useful links for national organisations for health and social care.

If the information you are looking for cannot be found, please contact our enquiry line on 0333 101 4007, or email enquiries@healthwatcheastsussex.co.uk

Accident Against Medical Accident

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the UK charity for patient safety & justice

Care Quality Commission

We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve

Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

General Dental Council

Regulate your professions by setting standards, quality assuring education, and registering you and your colleagues. We take action against those who work outside the law.

General Medical Council (GMC)

We help to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and take action when they are not met.

General Osteopathic Council

We regulate the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with us in order to practise.

Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Healthwatch England

The national consumer champion for health and social care services.

Kings Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

Local Government Association

A politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP)

We provide essential support to GPs and practice teams through a comprehensive range of evidence-based high quality specialist resources developed from over thirty years experience and formation of hundreds of Patient Participation Groups.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Improving health and social care through evidence-based guidance

NHS Digital

NHS Digital (previously Health and Social Care Information Centre) provides national information, data and IT systems for health and care services.

NHS England

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

NHS Improvement

Ssupport foundation trusts and NHS trusts to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

We make final decisions on complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS in England, UK government departments and some other UK public organisations. We do this fairly.

Public Health England

Public Health England protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.