STRUCTURE: The chief executive of NHS South East London reported to this month’s board meeting: “It is our intention to delegate 100 per cent of commissioning to Clinical Commissioning Groups by the 1st April 2012”.

Simon Robbins said: “We intend to align the cluster commissioning support services to support this and allow a period of shadow working that will ensure GPs are fully practised in the commissioning cycle and place colleagues in the best position to provide commissioning support after 2013.”