Consortia to take on PCT managers

Around half of PCT and SHA managers retained after NHS reforms are complete will transfer to consortia, the NHS Alliance chairman has said.

Dr James Kingsland: 'The NHS Commissioning Board will not start from stratch. A significant proportion from PCTs and SHAs will move to the board' (Photograph: NTI)
Dr James Kingsland: 'The NHS Commissioning Board will not start from stratch. A significant proportion from PCTs and SHAs will move to the board' (Photograph: NTI)

Dr Michael Dixon said he expected retained staff to be split equally between GP consortia and the NHS Commissioning Board. The DoH has estimated that around 50 to 70 per cent of PCT and SHA staff will transfer to new NHS organisations.

Dr Dixon said these would be evenly split between consortia and the NHS Commissioning Board and its local outposts.

A small proportion of managers may move to acute trusts, or social enterprises providing management or commissioning support, Dr Dixon added.

'Any talented manager will be extremely in demand,' he said.

Dr James Kingsland, DoH national clinical commissioning network lead, said a 'significant proportion' of retained managers would transfer to the NHS Commissioning Board.

'The NHS Commissioning Board is not starting from scratch. A significant proportion from PCTs and SHAs will move to the board,' he said.

Dr Kingsland said the relationships GPs and managers have locally would have a strong influence on the proportion of managers they decide to re-employ.

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