STRUCTURE: So far 10 “shadow” commissioning consortia have emerged across Birmingham.

These are as follows:

  • “Health works”; 9 practices, 50,542 population
  • “ICoF”, 28 practices, 123,747 population
  • “SmartCare”, 17 practices
  • “MJM Sparkfield”, 2 practices, 8,969 population
  • “Pioneers for Health”, 10 practices, 44,386 population
  • “Forward Health”, 29 practices, 165,774 population
  • “Equity Health Care”, 38 practices, 193,125 population
  • “Birmingham Inner City”, 5 practices, 26,061 population
  • “South Birmingham Independent”, 9 practices, 30,000 population
  • “South Birmingham Clinical Integrated”, 30-55 practices, 175,000 population

Within Solihull PCT’s area there are an additional two shadow consortia. One has 11 practices, covering a population of 70,000 and one has 20 practices with a 154,000 population.