Consortia pilots now cover 'two thirds' of England

Roughly two thirds of England's population is now covered by 'pathfinder' GP consortia following the acceptance of a further 31 groups onto the scheme.

Mr Lansley: varying sizes of the groups piloting GP commissioning shows there has been a there has been a bottom-up response to reforms
Mr Lansley: varying sizes of the groups piloting GP commissioning shows there has been a there has been a bottom-up response to reforms

Health minister Andrew Lansley said the varying shapes and sizes of the groups piloting GP commissioning showed there had been a 'truly bottom-up response' to his reforms. A full list of the pathfinders is available here.

A number of consortia from the second wave have now merged, meaning the total number of pathfinder consortia is now 177, according to the DoH.

This map shows the updated list of GP pathfinder consortia.

GP pathfinder consortia map

The first 52 pathfinder consortia were announced by Mr Lansley in December, with the aim of evaluating GP commissioning 'throughout its implementation.'

But last week Dr James Kingsland, the DoH's national clinical network lead, admitted little information had been fed back about the programme so far.

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