STRUCTURE: Three practices within Newcastle PCT are as yet not a member of an emerging clinical commissiong group.

These are VA Wadge and Partners, Brunton Park Medical Group; Thick and Partners, Ponteland Road Medical Group; and SJ Sadasivam & Ptnrs The Gateway Practice.

There are two emerging CCGs in the area - Newcastle Bridges, with a population of about 120,000, and TyneHealth, with about 150,000.