STRUCTURE: Rotherham Primary Care Trust is developing a single commissioning consortium within its area, called Rotherham Commissioning Executive.

It is intending for all practices within the PCT to be members. The executive of eight GPs has taken on the duties of the professional executive committee, and there is a proposal to delegate functions and powers from April 2011. The exact sum of the commissioning spend has not yet been determined, but the assumption is that all contracted-for services would be included. The PCT has told the commissioning executive that all of the PCT commissioning staff will support its work. Its day to day use of their time is expected to develop.