STRUCTURE: The NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster is working with NHS Somerset on developing a commissioning support service.

Staff from the two clusters are working on developing a final plan for submission to the SHA at the end of March.

At a meeting of the BNSSG cluster board, non-executive members complained they had not been involved in the process.

Director of commissioning development Roger Pedley said the footprint had only been agreed four weeks ago but he was happy to look at how the boards of both clusters could become more involved.