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A guide to current NHS architecture across the UK nations

It can be a challenge to keep up with the rapid changes in how the NHS is governed and organised across all the nations of the UK. It is however important to understand where to look to understand strategic plans for respiratory, where future plans are made and at what level you might need to target, or find someone to listen to you, if you aspire to influence for better primary and community respiratory care.

Each of the four countries have their own NHS governance structure and terminology because health is a devolved matter for the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments.

This guide will bring you up to speed and make you more confident with the new structures and jargon.