Letters Most exclusive club in the NHS

Tips for dealing with the members of the Shelford Group

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g159 (Published 15 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g159
  1. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. a.majeed{at}imperial.ac.uk

GPs and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have no need to be afraid of the members of the Shelford Group.1 Here are my tips for taking on these members of the “most exclusive club in the NHS.”

  • General practices can work in federations to share resources and expertise. CCGs can come together in joint commissioning activities. Working in larger groupings—whether general practices or CCGs—will …

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