Table 1

Meetings observed

England

Wales


Case Study Alpa

Case Study Beta

Case Study Delta

Case Study Gamma


Contracting Meetings

22

10

7

5

Quality

3

1

Individual Patient Commissioning

11

Cross-border Commissioning

1

1

Reconfiguration/ finance/demand management/clinical networks

16


Note. In Wales, regular contracting meetings were suspended with the impending restructuring of the service, and instead we observed meetings concerned with planning the unified health board framework that would replace contracting. In the text the organisations within Alpha case study, are labelled as Alpha PCT, Alpha trust1, Alpha trust2 and so on, to indicate that their association.

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