About the Primary Care Trust
  • Established on October 1st 2002
  • Serves the population of Bolton (circa 295,000)
  • Manages a budget of around £440million
  • Employs over 1,700 staff
  • Funds 55 GP Practices, 40 optometry practices and over 60 pharmacies in Bolton
  • Delivers services through its own Community Healthcare provider and a number of other providers, including Royal Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

The Healthcare Commission’s 2007/2008 ratings scored NHS Bolton GOOD for both Quality of Services and Use of Resources.

The full Healthcare Commission Assessment can be found by clicking here.

The latest World Class Commissioning Panel Report can be found by clicking here.

Annual Report & Strategic Plan

For information of the Trust’s Annual Report & Annual Plan can be found by clicking on the attachments below:-

For the Annual Report please click here

For the Trust’s Strategic Plan click here

Executive Management Team


Also present on the Executive Management Team is Andrew Kilpatrick, representing Bolton Council.

Tim Evans – Chief Executive

Text Box:  Tim Evans joined the PCT in July 2005. He is an ACMA who trained in the Civil Service, where he became a founder member of the NHS Trust Finance Team before joining the NHS in 1992.
On moving to the NHS he worked for two years at the South Thames NHS Executive, developing monitoring and performance management in the Region.
Since 1994 Tim has been a Trust Finance Director in the North West, first at Furness General Hospital, then at Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust until his move to Bolton. Tim is married with three children. He spends his leisure time fell walking and mountain biking.

For information regarding other members of NHS Bolton’s Executive and Non-Executive boards, please click here.

NHS Bolton has three main roles:

  • To improve the health of the people of Bolton
  • To ensure they have the health services they need
  • To ensure we spend your health pounds wisely


Current Priorities

In order to meet our Triple Aim, NHS Bolton is targeting the following illnesses to improve health and reduce death rates:

• Cancer
• Cardiovascular disease such as heart disease and strokes
• Diabetes
• Alcohol related disease
• Respiratory disease such as chronic asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis
• Mental health
• Maternal and child health

These target areas were chosen because public health information shows us that in Bolton too many people are dying or suffering from these illnesses at an earlier age or in greater numbers than in other parts of England. This is particularly true in the more deprived areas of Bolton. Focusing on the 7 targets will:

• Tackle health inequality
• Improve life expectancy
• Narrow the gap in life expectancy
• Improve people’s health and well being
• Reduce number of hospital admissions