PCTs ranked by PBC results

PCTs will be evaluated on how well they support GPs as part of a new 'world-class commissioning framework'.

Dr Michael Dixon
Dr Michael Dixon

Mark Britnell, director general of commissioning and system management at the DoH, told the NHS Alliance conference in Manchester last week: 'This is a profound demonstration of trust and localism. Don't blow it.'

Mr Britnell said PCTs would pick 10 to 15 key health outcomes from a list of 50, and their performance would be plotted against other PCTs.

The scheme will involve evaluating how PCTs provide information and engage with GPs.

The Audit Commission recently found a lack of accurate information and management is preventing practice-based commissioning from making an impact (GP, 23 November).

The 'world class commissioning framework' would not include national targets and could be up and running by next year, Mr Britnell said.

NHS Alliance chairman Dr Michael Dixon (pictured) said: 'In this new world of primary care we must all be more accountable.

'Every PCT will be able to be compared to others.'

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