STRUCTURE: The four emerging commissioning consortia in Sheffield are forming an overarching committee, which will have an accountable officer.

A commissioning development paper to the PCT board says: “Progress is being made [with commissioning transition], however, it should be noted there is a level of complexity to the discussions which is being worked through in detail.
“It is noted that although there may be more than one GP Commissioning Consortium in Sheffield it is proposed that a single GP Commissioning Consortia Committee be established, with a single Accountable Officer.”

Membership of the committee includes four consortia chairs, Local Medical Committee (LMC) chair, two clinical executive Chairs and two non executive directors, and is serviced by NHS Sheffield support.