Our work so far

Consultant event

On 10 November Local Government (LG) Improvement and Development's (formerly IDeA) Healthy Communities programme hosted a roundtable discussion. It explored how local authorities and clinicians can work together on an operational level to take on the new responsibilities signalled within the NHS White Paper. These are likely to be expanded upon in the forthcoming Public Health White Paper and Health Bill, as well as future white papers on adult social care and mental health and wellbeing.

Participants at the roundtable included senior representatives from local authorities, public health, primary care, GP consortia, professional bodies, the voluntary sector and the academic world.

Throughout the discussions, all participants demonstrated a real commitment to working together to meet the needs of communities. It was felt that, collectively, we should be working to deliver transformational change that creates a fully integrated, place-based health and social care system, led by local councillors.
Work is already well advanced to create such a system in some areas. Within Yorkshire and the Humber, for example, a change lab is taking place to design a new integrated approach to public health provision.

View the full Roundtable Discussion

GP consortia case studies

We are just publishing case study examples of what is happening around the country concerning GP consortia. To view these case studies please click on the link below:

Online discussion

On 3 December we held an online discussion on the Healthy Communities Community of Practice (CoP) focusing on the case studies mentioned above and discussing various experiences and clarification on GP consortia.

Join the Healthy Communities CoP - you will need to register if you haven't already done so.

Further information

View the public health white paper that came out on 30 November
Public Health White paper, Healthy lives, healthy people: our strategy for public health in England

GP pathfinder consortia by Strategic Health Authority region - details of the number of practices per geographical area and population size on the Department of Health website

East of England

Cambridgeshire Association To Commission Health (CATCH, Cambridge), East Suffolk Federation (Ipswich), Fortis Group, Southend (Leigh-on-Sea), HealthEast CIC, Great Yarmouth and Waveney (Great Yarmouth), HealthEast CIC, Great Yarmouth and Waveney (Great Yarmouth), Hunts Health (Huntington), Ipscom, (Ipswich) and The Red House Group, (Hertfordshire)

East Midlands

Principia (Nottinghamshire borough of Rushcliffe), Bassetlaw Commissioning Organisation (North Nottinghamshire, including the towns of Worksop and Retford) and Nene Commissioning Community Interest Company (County of Northamptonshire with the exception of Corby).


Bexley Clinical Cabinet (London Borough of Bexley, South East London), Ealing Commissioning Consortium (ECC) (London Borough of Ealing, North West London), Great West Commissioning Consortium (London Borough of Hounslow, North West London), Kingston Consortium (London Borough of Kingston, South West London), Newham Health Partnership (London Borough of Newham, Inner North East London), Redbridge (London Borough of Redbridge, North West London), Southwark Health Commissioning (SHC) (London Borough of Southwark, South East London) and The Sutton Consortium (London Borough of Sutton, South West London).

North East

Newcastle Bridges GP Commissioning Consortia (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Langbaurgh (Redcar and Cleveland), and County Durham (County Durham and Darlington)

North West

Cumbria Senate (Cumbria), Salford PBC Consortium (Salford), Stockport Managed Care (Stockport), Manchester (Three consortia: North, Central and South), West Cheshire Health Consortium (Western Cheshire), Wirral GP Commissioning Consortium (Part of the Wirral), Eastern Cheshire Commissioning Consortium (ECCC) (East Cheshire), Trafford Commissioning Consortium (TCC) (Trafford), Fleetwood Community Commissioning Group (Fleetwood, North Lancashire) and Wirral NHS Alliance (Wirral).

South Central

Basingstoke, Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South East Hampshire and South Reading.

South East Coast

North West Sussex Association of Commissioning Consortia (Horsham, Crawley, and Mid Sussex), Coastal West Sussex Federation (Chichester, Arun, Adur, Worthing and Chanctonbury), Surrey Heath (West Surrey), Thames Medical (North West Surrey), Guildford and Waverley (Guildford and surrounding area), and Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley (North of NHS West Kent).

South West

Baywide GPCC Limited (Torbay), Sentinel Healthcare Southwest Community Interest Company (Plymouth), WyvernHealth.com (Somerset), and South Glos Consortium Ltd (South Gloucestershire).

West Midlands

South Birmingham Integrated Clinical Commissioning Consortium (South of Birmingham; including parts of the localities of Selly Oak, Northfield, Edgbaston and Hall Green), Dudley GP Commissioning Consortium (Dudley), and Herefordshire GP Commissioning Consortium (Herefordshire).

Yorkshire and Humber

Doncaster Commissioning Consortium (Borough of Doncaster) and North East Lincolnshire Commissioning Consortium (North East Lincolnshire).

See sister page: Useful links: where to find out more

8 December 2010

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