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Practice-based Commissioning

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the development of practice-based commissioning. (78473)

All primary care trusts (PCTs) have committed to putting in place the arrangements to support practice-based commissioning (PBC) by the end of December this year. The most recent data indicate that 27 per cent. of PCTs have already put these arrangements in place, and that 41 per cent. of practices have taken on PBC.