STRUCTURE: Manchester primary care trust is planning to delegate £696m spending - around 70 per cent of its budget - to its emerging commissioning consortia from April.

Manchester was approved as a single pathfinder consortium in the first wave and has three locality consortia: North Manchester, Central Manchester and Manchester Practice Based Commissioning (South) Ltd.

They are developing plans, and staffing structure and running costs for 2011-12 have not yet been determined.