Why I have doubts over nurse-led clinics
Dr Kambiz Boomla says practices of all sizes need to band together into co-op-style organisations to survive in a primary care market place.
Speaking at a seminar last week, Dr Boomla, a GP in east London, said traditional GP practices working in isolation would not meet future health care needs.
In-hours co-ops would enable practices to share resources and utilise economies of scale, he added.
Two-thirds of practices in his area use co-operative consultants Mutuo to do back-office functions.