Primary care trusts will have to come up with innovative solutions to management and administration if they are to survive on limited management funding, analysts have warned. 'The complexity of the tasks they face is unlikely to be matched by the costs they can afford to bear, ' says Newchurch and Company, whose report adds that PCTs will have to pool specialist management and administration functions.

Fast Forwarding Primary Care. Newchurch and Company. www.newchurch.co.uk