STRUCTURE: GPs from Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT and Leicester City PCT have agreed three emerging commissioning consortia.

The PCTs have worked with the Local Medical Committee to vote on different models, and a three consortia model was chosen.

They are now seeking to agree leadership and governance and assurance processes, in preparation for shadow status from April 2011.

The arrangements are likely to include seconding staff, finance and supporting the development of structures and competences for the new organisations.

The PCTs said arrangements may change as the consortia develop over the coming year, and are likely to be reviewed in April 2012.