It is PCTs in the north of England that hog most of places on this list of the smallest PCTs by population.
The smallest of the 152 PCTs in England, NHS Hartlepool, serves a population of just 91,434 – around 14 times smaller than the largest PCT in England, NHS Hampshire.
|Top 10 smallest primary care trusts (PCTs) in England
|4.||Redcar and Cleveland||132,894|
|5.||Isle of Wight||138,803|
*In post as Secretary of State for Social Services because health was part of the social care department between 1968 and 1988.
** NHS established in 1948 – halfway through Aneurin Bevan’s five-and-a-half-year tenure as health secretary.
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