In 1965 following a reorganisation the FPA divided its 500 Clinics into a branch structure, creating 52 new branches.
After a successful campaign to transfer responsibility for FPA clinics to the NHS in 1975, further restructuring was undergone and the branch structure was replaced by a regional structure in April 1976.
Ten regions were originally created, with Northern Ireland becoming Region 11 in 1977. The regions were as follows:
Region 1: North of the Thames
Region 2: South - East England
Region 3: South - West England
Region 4: Wales
Region 5: Eastern England
Region 6: Midlands
Region 7: North - West England
Region 8: Yorkshire and the North - East
Region 9: Scotland
Region 10: London.
In 1988, Coopers and Lybrand undertook a review of the national FPA structure and recommended the closure of all regions except Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In 1990 the regional structure was refined down to seven regions: North of England, Midlands, Anglia, South - West England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.