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We are responsible for planning and buying healthcare services for around 580,000 people across Somerset. We are a statutory body, established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Led by local doctors and healthcare professionals with knowledge of their specific communities and patient needs, we are committed to improving the health of Somerset’s population.

We have 64 GP member practices and which form 13 Primary Care Networks. They work together to ensure the best possible healthcare is available and meets the needs of people in Somerset. 

We plan local healthcare and buy services from district hospitals, such as Musgrove Park Hospital in TauntonYeovil District Hospital and some out of county hospitals such as Bath’s Royal United Hospital. We also fund community and mental health services from Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

We work with patients, the public, and many partners, including local hospitals, local authorities, and local voluntary and community groups. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Somerset.