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Few PCTs opting for GP-led services because of tight time limit.
Time constraints and a lack of guidance are preventing more PCTs integrating their community services provider arms with GP-led organisations, a GP investigation has found.
Integration with a community-based provider, such as a GP consortium or out-of-hours co-operative was among the options PCTs were asked to consider when they outsource services under the DoH's Transforming Community Services reforms.
But data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from 64 PCTs suggest that only 3 per cent of PCTs have chosen this route.
NHS Suffolk said it was planning to integrate its …