You will be aware that the Operating Framework for 2010/11 set demanding national standards for provider reform which leave PCTs to innovate locally to create a system that best meets local needs.  You will also be aware that without prescribing the outcome, the Department of Health has re-imposed a hard deadline of 31 March 2010 for PCTs to agree with SHAs their proposals for the future of their provider arms.
With that in mind, please clink on the link below to access the article:

Transforming Community Services - Integration Journey - Avoiding the Risks

The information is intended to highlight the scale of the challenge facing PCTs, the risks associated with this challenge and how we at Bevan Brittan and Chantrey Vellacott can support you in navigating your Integration Journey both now and in the future.
Together we have a dedicated team of expert healthcare lawyers, advisers and finance specialists who have been advising both PCTs and acquirers on the issues raised by the transfer of provider arms, so if you would like to discuss your integration journey or find out more about our services then please let us know.