FINANCE: NHS Oxfordshire is ready to delegate about two thirds of its commissioning budget to its single commissioning consortium from April.

It has already delegated £307m, and a further £330m annual spend will be added from April.

The consortium will have a £2.5m management budget and the PCT is running a consultation which will result in some staff being aligned to it.

The chair of the consortium, which is a pathfinder, is John Galuszka.