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    England has 10 strategic health authorities. Within each strategic health authority, the NHS is split into various types of trust that run NHS services.

    Types of trust in England include:

    • Primary care trusts that control 80 per cent of the NHS budget.
    • Care trusts are set up when the NHS and local authorities agree to work closely together, usually where it is felt that a closer relationship between health and social care is needed or would benefit local care services. At the moment there are only a small number of care trusts, though more will be set up in the future.
    • Mental health trusts provide health and social care services for people with mental health problems.

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