STRUCTURE: Three commissioning support organisations are working on business cases in the south west of England, but discussions are still ongoing in several PCT areas.
A statement issued by the South West strategic health authority said: “primary care trust clusters in the south west are working on developing business plans for commissioning support services in the following configurations:
- NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and NHS Somerset
- NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly and NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay
- NHS Gloucestershire and Swindon are working with PCT clusters in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
“Discussions are ongoing about commissioning support requirements in Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset, and the arrangements in NHS Dorset, and Bournemouth and Poole.”
Information released to HSJ