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Circle fully commits to collaborating with NHS on service transformation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3636
  1. Paul Manning, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and clinical chairman1
  1. 1Circle Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Gordon.Hector{at}

Iacobucci’s article noted that Circle has provided a good dermatology service in Nottingham, but it missed three crucial facts.1

Firstly, dermatologists employed by Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) have been working for Circle since 2008 and were required to transfer employment to us only in 2013, thanks to a change in national law.

Secondly, the independent review noted that dermatology …

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