STRUCTURE: The primary care trust has formally delegated £249.3m of its £413.3m budget to West Cheshire Health Consortium, a report to its May board meeting states.

The GP consortium will also be handed responsibility for £10m of the PCTs £15m savings target for 2011-12.

The budgets delegated to West Cheshire Health include £203.3m of secondary care contracts, £3.6m of other healthcare agreements, and £40.7m of primary care prescribing.