The three primary care trusts (PCTs) covering Birmingham (Heart of Birmingham PCT, Birmingham East and North PCT and South Birmingham PCT) have developed proposals to establish new general practitioner (GP) led health centres and additional GP practices to improve access to primary care services. These proposals are currently the subject of three separate public consultations, the last of which concludes on 24 August 2008.
The Department announced in December 2007 which primary care trusts would receive funding to establish new general practitioner (GP) practices. 100 new practices are being set up in the areas with the greatest need for additional GP practices. Primary care trusts in Birmingham are currently carrying out public consultation on where the six additional GP practices proposed for the city should be situated.