The number and names of emerging consortia for each PCT area

The map shows the number and names of emerging consortia for each PCT area, and details of commissioning development. This is based on information provided to HSJ by PCTs on their current situation and plans during February and March.

View HSJ’s interactive consortia development map

Less developed areas may be candidates for a delayed transfer of commissioning responsibility to consortia. Politicians and organisations including the NHS Confederation in recent days have proposed allowing some consortia to take power and budgets ahead of others, or “phasing” the transfer of budgets.

Those PCTs without any pathfinders are: Barnsley, Blackburn with Darwen, Brighton and Hove City, Bury, Greenwich, Hull, Medway, North Lincolnshire, North Staffordshire, Peterborough, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Wolverhampton City.

Reasons for having no pathfinder include lack of development, PCTs and GPs disagreeing on arrangements, and GPs choosing not to apply. For example, in Hull leading GPs have said they don’t see any benefit from the programme and do not want to be used as a “political football” to sell the policy.

Consortia are developing and details are changing quickly. Please contact dave.west@emap.com with updated details of consortia membership and development in your area.Last updated 14 April.

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