There is scope for Powys-like protest in its decision since the project group reports: 'The one trust option is greatly feared in the north of the country' and there is 'cohesive opposition from the local trust, GPs and local councillors'.

North Wales HA has decided to recommend a single option, three integrated trusts to the Welsh Office.

Iechyd Morgannwg HA has recommended that two integrated trusts should be created to serve the east and west of its area and Bro Taf HA was unable to reach a decision on reconfiguring trusts in the north of its area at a meeting this week. However, it agreed there should be one acute and one community trust in south Bro Taf although it would like to see an integrated trust in the long term.