§ Ms Blears
This information is not available centrally. Psychiatric consultant time is commissioned by primary care trusts (PCTs), which have access to mainstream738W funds and the drug treatment pooled budget, which stands at £243.6 million for this year. Each PCT, in consultation with its drug action team partners, must decide how much consultant time is required, according to the needs of the local community. Commissioning should be in accordance with these needs.