STRUCTURE: Worcestershire primary care trust is planning to delegate £593m to three commissioning consortia from April - about 70 per cent of its budget.

The groups are Wyre Forest GP Commissioning Consortium (a pathfinder), Worcestershire GP Commissioning and Redditch & Bromsgrove GP Commissioning Consortium.

This year the consortia currently have £2 per head management budgets under practice based commissioning and the PCT is developing plans to develop support budgets and assign staff.