Primary care trusts and practices should be congratulated for 'keeping their eye on the ball', in spite of reorganisation, according to health minister Lord Warner. He was speaking after figures published today showed that at the end of September 82 per cent of PCTs had plans in place to achieve universal coverage of practice-based commissioning by the end of 2006. NHS North East and South West have now joined London in achieving 100 per cent coverage.

The proportion of practices taking up an incentive payment varies from 60 per cent in West Midlands SHA to 94 per cent in South West. Overall 81 per cent of practices have taken up incentive payments.

Read the data here

Primary care trusts and practices should be congratulated for 'keeping their eye on the ball', in spite of reorganisation, according to health minister Lord Warner. He was speaking after figures published today showed that at the end of September 82 per cent of PCTs had plans in place to achieve universal coverage of practice-based commissioning by the end of 2006. NHS North East and South West have now joined London in achieving 100 per cent coverage.

The proportion of practices taking up an incentive payment varies from 60 per cent in West Midlands SHA to 94 per cent in South West. Overall 81 per cent of practices have taken up incentive payments.

Read the data here