Dear Sir

We refer to the report published on 17th January “Warning over damage caused by competition”. I am pleased to report that the Royal College of Physicians has been working on this very issue, and invited members of theAlliance, the RCGP and more recently the RCPCH to join in a group which has been exploring partnership working for the last 8 months. We meet regularly at the RCP inLondon, and look forward to our continued work on this project.

Yours sincerely

Mike Cheshire

Clinical Vice President,RoyalCollegeof Physicians