STRUCTURE: The proposed shadow Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is planning to provide most of its support functions in-house - but may purchase some back office functions externally.

Internally provided suppoort services will need to demonstrate added value and cost effectiveness, according to a report to the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough board.

However, the size of the CCG means that there is sufficient critical mass for it to ‘provide resilience,’ according to the report.