STRUCTURE: GP practices within Sheffield primary care trust are planning to form a single clinical commissioning group, the PCT has said.

A statement to HSJ said: “Sheffield is preparing for a single Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which will be supported through strong localities and comprise all the practices in Sheffield.”

Previously the city had looked at its four existing practice based commissioning clusters becoming independent groups. These are now expected to form the localities.

It makes it one of the largest emerging CCGs, with a population of about 550,000.