STRUCTURE: All practices in Camden, except the PCT-run practice, are set to join a single commissioning consortium.

The consortium is called Camden Commissioning Consortium. The primary care trust said it is hoped the consortium will take on responsibility for several service areas, ideally from April 2011.

They include the unscheduled care pathway, GP out-of-hours, A&E attendances, adult community nursing and several pathways with significant primary/community care elements.

The delegation plans have outcome measures attached, including finance/productivity gains, and are linked to North Central London quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plans.