STRUCTURE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster is courting consultants KPMG in a bid to draw up a business case for its commissioning support service.

Board papers for January say: “We are currently working with a range of external organisations to support us with the overall development of CSS and its functions.

“In particular relation to the outline business case for checkpoint 2 [the delivery of an outline business case by the end of March 2012], we are currently looking to establish some partnership work with KPMG, utilising their strengths to support some of the elements we may not be able to deliver on our own, in-house.”