STRUCTURE: Two commissioning consortia are developing in Knowsley, following the merger of three local practice-based commissioning groups.

The Knowsley South consortium was formed from a merger of the Aston, South and Central PBC groups in December.

The second consortium is in Kirkby.

Collectively they have responsibility for £199.9m spending under practice based commissioning, and the PCT plans to build on this through delegation to the shadow consortia in coming months.