NHS Primary Care Trusts

This page lists all the Freedom of Information contact details for the NHS Primary Care Trusts. 

A Google Spreadsheet of the data below can be viewed and downloaded from here. 

I’ll let the NHS describe the roles and functions of the Primary Care Trusts:

Primary care is the care provided by people you normally see when you first have a health problem. It might be a visit to a doctor or a dentist, an optician for an eye test or a trip to a pharmacist to buy cough mixture. NHS walk-in centres and the NHS Direct telephone service are also part of primary care. All of these services are managed for you by your local primary care trust (PCT). There are currently 151 primary care trusts in England, six of which are care trusts.

Your PCT will work with local authorities and other agencies that provide health and social care locally to make sure that your local community’s needs are being met.

PCTs are now at the centre of the NHS and control 80% of the NHS budget. As they are local organisations, they understand what their community needs, so they can make sure that the organisations providing health and social care services are working effectively.

For example, your PCT must make sure there are enough services for people within their area and that these services are accessible. It must also make sure that all other health services are provided, including hospitals, dentists, opticians, mental health services, NHS walk-in centres, NHS Direct, patient transport (including accident and emergency), screening and pharmacies. They are also responsible for getting health and social care systems working together for the benefit of patients.

It is important to point out many NHS departments have had their FOI responses outsourced to central administrations. This means one email address may be used for many authorities, e.g. in London. Therefore it is important to include in a Freedom of Information request which NHS authority you are asking for information from. 

Authority FOI Email
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT foi@alwpct.nhs.uk
Barking and Dagenham PCT communications@onel.nhs.uk
Barnet PCT foi@nclondon.nhs.uk
Barnsley PCT foi@barnsleypct.nhs.uk
Bassetlaw PCT foi.requests@bassetlaw-pct.nhs.uk
Bath and North East Somerset PCT foi@banes-pct.nhs.uk
Bedfordshire PCT Julie.O’Brien@bedfordshire.nhs.uk
Berkshire East PCT Foi.bepct@berkshire.nhs.uk
Berkshire West PCT Foi.bwpct@berkshire.nhs.uk
Birmingham East and North PCT bham-solihull.foi@nhs.net
Blackpool PCT foi@blackpool.nhs.uk
Bolton PCT foi@bolton.nhs.uk
Bournemouth and Poole Teaching PCT foi-requests@bp-pct.nhs.uk
Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT FreedomofInformation@bradford.nhs.uk
Brent Teaching PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Brighton and Hove City PCT foi@bhcpct.nhs.uk
Bristol PCT info@bristol.nhs.uk
Bromley PCT Margaret.benbow@nhs.net
Buckinghamshire PCT foi@oxfordshirepct.nhs.uk
Bury PCT bur-pct.enquiries@nhs.net
Calderdale PCT information.officer@calderdale.nhs.uk
Cambridgeshire PCT FOI@cambridgeshire.nhs.uk
Camden PCT foi@nclondon.nhs.uk
Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT foi.requests@cecpct.nhs.uk
Central Lancashire PCT foi@centrallancashire.nhs.uk
City and Hackney Teaching PCT chpct@elc.nhs.uk
Cornwall and Isles Of Scilly PCT ciospct.foi@cornwall.nhs.uk
County Durham PCT cd-pct.foi@nhs.net
Coventry Teaching PCT foi@coventrypct.nhs.uk
Croydon PCT foi@swlondon.nhs.uk
Cumbria Teaching PCT foi@cumbriapct.nhs.uk
Darlington PCT cd-pct.foi@nhs.net
Derby City PCT foirequest@derbycitypct.nhs.uk
Derbyshire County PCT foirequest@derbycitypct.nhs.uk
Devon PCT foidevoncommissioners@nhs.net
Doncaster PCT foi@doncasterpct.nhs.uk
Dorset PCT joyce.green@dorset-pct.nhs.uk
Dudley PCT foi@dudley.nhs.uk
Ealing PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
East Lancashire Teaching PCT foi@eastlancspct.nhs.uk
East Riding Of Yorkshire PCT Eroy-pct.FOI@nhs.net
East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT spctc.foi@nhs.net
Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT foi@nhs.net
Enfield PCT foi@nclondon.nhs.uk
Gateshead PCT FOI@sotw.nhs.uk
Gloucestershire PCT FOI@glos.nhs.uk
Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT gyw-pct.foi@nhs.net
Greenwich Teaching PCT Margaret.benbow@nhs.net
Halton and St Helens PCT NHSM.FoI@Liverpoolpct.nhs.uk
Hammersmith and Fulham PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Hampshire PCT foi@hampshire.nhs.uk
Haringey Teaching PCT foi@nclondon.nhs.uk
Harrow PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Hartlepool PCT foi@tees.nhs.uk
Hastings and Rother PCT hr-pct.foi@nhs.net
Havering PCT FREEDOM@ONEL.NHS.UK
Heart Of Birmingham Teaching PCT bham-solihull.foi@nhs.net
Herefordshire PCT freedomofinformation@herefordpct.nhs.uk
Hertfordshire PCT foilead@hertfordshire.nhs.uk
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT foi@hmr.nhs.uk
Hillingdon PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Hounslow PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Hull Teaching PCT foi@hullpct.nhs.uk
Isle Of Wight NHS PCT freedomofinformation@iow.nhs.uk
Islington PCT foi@nclondon.nhs.uk
Kensington and Chelsea PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Kingston PCT foi@swlondon.nhs.uk
Kirklees PCT enquiries@kirklees.nhs.uk
Knowsley PCT NHSM.FoI@Liverpoolpct.nhs.uk
Lambeth PCT foi@lambethpct.nhs.uk
Leeds PCT foi.enquiry@nhsleeds.nhs.uk
Leicester City PCT lcfoi@leics.nhs.uk
Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT FOI@LCR.nhs.uk
Lewisham PCT margaret.benbow@nhs.net
Lincolnshire Teaching PCT information.governance@lpct.nhs.uk
Liverpool PCT NHSM.FoI@Liverpoolpct.nhs.uk
Luton PCT NhsLuton.Communications@Nhs.net
Manchester PCT freedomofinformation@manchester.nhs.uk
Medway PCT foi@nhs.net
Mid Essex PCT me-pct.foi@nhs.net
Middlesbrough PCT foi@middlesbroughpct.nhs.uk
Milton Keynes PCT foienquiry@northants.nhs.uk
Newcastle PCT foi@northoftyne.nhs.uk
Newham PCT foi@newhampct.nhs.uk
Norfolk PCT gyw-pct.FOI@nhs.net
North East Essex PCT nee-pct.foi@nhs.net
North Lancashire Teaching PCT foi@northlancs.nhs.uk
North Lincolnshire PCT Nlp-pct.foi@nhs.net
North Somerset PCT FOIRequests@nsomerset-pct.nhs.uk
North Staffordshire PCT StokeFOI@staffordshirecss.nhs.uk
North Tyneside PCT foi@northoftyne.nhs.uk
North Yorkshire and York PCT nyy-pct.foi@nhs.net
Northamptonshire Teaching PCT FoIenquiry@northants.nhs.uk
Nottingham City PCT freedom.ofinformation@nottinghamcity.nhs.uk
Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT foi.request@nottspct.nhs.uk
Oldham PCT olp-pct.foi-oldham@nhs.net
Oxfordshire PCT foi@oxfordshirepct.nhs.uk
Peterborough PCT foi@peterboroughpct.nhs.uk
Plymouth Teaching PCT askplymouth@nhs.net
Portsmouth City Teaching PCT foi@hampshire.nhs.uk
Redbridge PCT foi@redbridge.gov.uk
Redcar and Cleveland PCT foi@tees.nhs.uk
Richmond and Twickenham PCT foi@swlondon.nhs.uk
Rotherham PCT Deborah.Taylor@rotherham.nhs.uk
Salford PCT Freedom.ofInformation@salford.nhs.uk
Sandwell PCT FOI@wolvespct.nhs.uk
Sefton PCT NHSM.FoI@Liverpoolpct.nhs.uk
Sheffield PCT shef-pct.foi@nhs.net
Shropshire County PCT FOI@shropshirepct.nhs.uk
Solihull PCT bham-solihull.foi@nhs.net
Somerset PCT freedomofinformation@somerset.nhs.uk
South Birmingham PCT bham-solihull.foi@nhs.net
South East Essex PCT andrew.stride@see-pct.nhs.uk
South Gloucestershire PCT foi@sglos-pct.nhs.uk
South Staffordshire PCT StokeFOI@staffordshirecss.nhs.uk
South Tyneside PCT FOI@stft.nhs.uk
South West Essex PCT andrew.stride@see-pct.nhs.uk
Southampton City PCT foi@hampshire.nhs.uk
Southwark PCT Margaret.benbow@nhs.net
Stockport PCT sto-pct.foi@nhs.net
Stockton-on-Tees Teaching PCT foi@tees.nhs.uk
Stoke On Trent PCT freedomofinformation@stokepct.nhs.uk
Suffolk PCT foi@suffolkpct.nhs.uk
Sunderland Teaching PCT FOI@sotw.nhs.uk
Surrey PCT foi@surreypct.nhs.uk
Sutton and Merton PCT foi@swlondon.nhs.uk
Swindon PCT foienquiries@swindon-pct.nhs.uk
Tameside and Glossop PCT jackiegordon@nhs.net
Telford and Wrekin PCT foi@telfordpct.nhs.uk
Tower Hamlets PCT foi-thpct@elc.nhs.uk
Trafford PCT foipct@trafford.nhs.uk
Wakefield District PCT foi.enquiry@wdpct.nhs.uk
Walsall Teaching PCT FOI@walsall.nhs.uk
Waltham Forest PCT foi@nelft.nhs.uk
Wandsworth PCT foi@swlondon.nhs.uk
Warrington PCT Freedomofinformation@warrington-pct.nhs.uk
Warwickshire PCT foi.requests@warwickshire.nhs.uk
West Essex PCT we-pct.foi@nhs.net
West Kent PCT foi@nhs.net
West Sussex PCT FOI@westsussexpct.nhs.uk
Western Cheshire PCT foi@wcheshirepct.nhs.uk
Westminster PCT foi@nw.london.nhs.uk
Wiltshire PCT FOI@wiltshire.nhs.uk
Wirral PCT foi@wirral.nhs.uk
Wolverhampton City PCT FOI@wolvespct.nhs.uk
Worcestershire PCT foirequest@hacw.nhs.uk

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