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PBC consortiums to get real budgets

Real budgets for prescribing and secondary care referrals are set to be handed over to PBC consortiums in several PCTs.

Real budgets for prescribing and secondary care referrals are set to be handed over to PBC consortiums in several PCTs.

NHS Northamptonshire is considering a pilot of real budgets for drug prescribing and referrals to secondary care, to be managed by Nene – the largest PBC group in the country at 61 practices.

Elsewhere, a PBC group in the North-East is in discussions with NHS County Durham to manage the real budgets for prescribing and hospital referrals.

GPs will share the risk with their PCT but there is no clarity yet on how savings can be used.

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