STRUCTURE: A single commissioning consortium is emerging in Telford and Wrekin, and is likely to become a sub committee of the primary care trust board from April.

The group, called Telford and Wrekin GP Commissioning Consortium, is a pathfinder consortium.

The PCT plans by July to have agreed a “process and timescale to ‘virtually’ separate the PCT from its GP commissioning functions, and transfer these to the GP commissioners under an agreed timetabled scheme of delegation”.